Qatrana towards Amman, 11/9/00

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Charter train from Qatrana towards Amman, Jordan, 11/9/2000.

On the morning of 11/9/00 locomotive 2-8-2 no. 51 travelled with two coaches and a diesel locomotive to Qatrana, in the desert south of Amman. The tour group travelled by road, via the shore of the Dead Sea, to join the train there. The train was chartered to carry the group back towards Amman with run-pasts at interesting locations.

Steam locomotive 51 at Qatrana, south of Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 having arrived with its train at Qatrana prepares to turn on the triangle

Diesel & steam locomotives & train from Qatrana north to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

Diesel locomotive AIA-AIA 40213 (GE U10B) leads steam locomotive 2-8-2 51 (Jung 12081/55) north from Qatrana on the way back to Amman.

Steam locomotive 51 & train pass Sawaka, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 passing the remains of Sawaka station.

Steam locomotive 51 & train pass Sawaka, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 passing the remains of Sawaka station.

Steam locomotive 51 & train cross a wadi, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 crossing a bridge over a wadi.

Steam locomotive 51 & train in desert, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 through the desert.

Steam locomotive 51 & train cross a wadi, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 crossing a bridge over a wadi.

Steam locomotive 51 & train in desert, heading north from Qatrana to Amman, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 through the desert.

Routine maintenance of steam locomotive 51 in desert, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

Routine maintenance on 51.

Steam locomotive 51 & sunset in desert, Hedjaz Railway, Jordan

51 simmers in the setting sun before resuming its journey to Amman.