Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java

Indonesia - 1983

A late afternoon visit to the 700mm gauge system at Gempol sugar mill produced 3 active steam locos. Like most sugar operations the best time to visit mills was early morning or late afternoon as locos spent most of the day collecting sugar cane in the fields. The loco builder Du Croo & Brauns was based in Holland and was evidence of the former colonial powers in Indonesia with at least two of their locos present at the time of this visit.

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Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java
Steam locos at Gempol Sugar Mill, Java