March 23rd 2018 (note early date to avoid Bank Holiday)
Railways in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in 1998 by Dave Peel
Dave takes us on a hot and dusty rail tour on the Railways in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in 1998 featuring Amman,
Damascus and Beirut .
Most days were in Jordan, with run-pasts
around Amman, the Wadi Rum desert, potash
trains at Aqaba, ruins at Petra and the salty Dead Sea.
Travelling to Dera’a in Syria for photos on
the ex-Haifa line and to see the Roman remains at Bosra. From Damascus he rode the Sarghaya and
Qatarna branches. Cadem works had
fascinating old machinery, and a city sightseeing tour.
In Lebanon the highlight was an extremely
rare visit to Rayak works, then the temples at Baalbeck before reaching Beirut.
Club Day trip in June - advance notice of visit will appear soon.