Damascus to Serghaya, 14/9/00

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Charter train from Damascus to Seghaya, Syria, 14/9/2000.

This chartered train from Damascus Kanawat station northwards to Serghaya, close to the border with Lebanon, on 14/9/2000 was due to be hauled by 2-8-0 160 (Borsig 9009/14). However, this was found to be derailed in Kanawat station and so ex-rack tank 0-6-2T 805 (SLM 985/96) was quickly substituted and proved very capable.

Steam locomotive 160 derailed at Damascus Kanawat station, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

160 derailed, Kanawat station.

Steam locomotives at Damascus Kanawat station, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 passes the derailed 160, Kanawat station.

Steam train at roundabout outside Damascus Kanawat station, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 at roundabout shortly after departure from Kanawat station.

Steam locomotive taking water between Damascus and Serghaya, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 taking on water at an intermediate station between Damascus and Serghaya.

Tour leader Hugh Ballantyne on track trolley between Damascus and Serghaya, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

Tour leader Hugh Ballantyne.

Steam locomotive with train in mountains between Damascus and Serghaya, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 on the climb to Serghaya.

Steam locomotive on turntable at Serghaya, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 being turned at Serghaya.

Steam locomotive with train returning to Damascus from Serghaya, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

805 returning to Damascus from Serghaya.