Deraa to the Yarmuk Gorge, 13/9/00

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Charter train between Dera’a and the Yarmuk Gorge, Syria, 13/9/2000.

This is a chartered train in Syria on the line from Dera’a westwards down the Yarmuk Gorge as far as possible and back on the morning of 13/9/2000. The locomotive is 2-8-2 262 (Hart 4031/18).

Originally the line through the Yarmuk Gorge ran all the way to port of Haifa on the coast. In the late 1940s several bridges on this line were blown up and the western part became part of Israel and so this scenic line was lost as a through route.

Steam locomotive 262 at Dera’a loco shed, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 being prepared at Dera’a loco shed.

Steam locomotive with train at Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 heading down the Yarmuk Gorge.

Steam locomotive with train at Zeizoun, Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 runs round its train at the abandoned station at Zeizoun, in the Yarmuk Gorge.

Steam locomotive with train at Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 heads east along the Yarmuk Gorge, back to Dera’a.

Steam locomotive 262 at bridge 14, Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 crossing bridge no. 14.

Steam locomotive 262 at bridge 14, Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 crossing bridge no. 14.

Steam locomotive 262 with train from Yarmuk Gorge, Hedjaz Railway, Syria

262 emerging from Yarmuk Gorge.