Railway Club of the New Forest

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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.


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