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Ambarawa Locomotive Shed
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The locomotive shed at Amabara has barely changed since the last real trains ran nearly in the early 1970s. As such it is as of much interest as the station and the preserved locomotives. Unfortunately, it is very much feeling its age and some repairs to the fabric, particularly the roof are very much overdue.
The facilities here are extremely limited and the continued serviceability of the locomotives is of great credit to the staff.
The first two views show the main exterior (NB 2001).
The line to Tuntang which is being restored runs along the east side of the shed. (NB 2001)
The rear of the shed - note the level crossing barrier which cannot have been used for about 25 years! (NB 2001)
The shed water crane (NB 2001)
The shed water tower (NB 2001)
This is an inside view with E1060 and B2502 (NB 2001)
This shows the proud shed staff under the direction of Mr. Pudji (NB 2001)
This is the main shed workshop (NB 2001)
This is the shed foreman's office. Note the vintage telephone! (NB 2001)
These pictures cannot convey the fact that the building is not in the best of condition... These pictures taken by John Tillman in 2000, begin to convey the true picture:
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