These pics date back to when the first railways came to Indonesia, connecting towns in a way that would change the country forever.

Andry Trysandy Mahany   01 August 2016 10:52 - Trains in Indonesia, as in many countries, formed the backbone of their trip into the modern era. The history of railways in Indonesia dates all the way back to the Dutch colonial era.

Even to this day, trains are still one of the most popular ways to get around the massive country! You can find the remnants of old railway lines all around the country.

Plenty of people post pictures of these historical objects online. We’ve decided to take a look and highlight some older ones from the Instagram account @sejarahkeretaapiindonesia.

These pictures might be old, but they are stunning!

1. The first electric train, which started operating in 1925, connecting the Batavian subdistrict Weltevreden (now Sawah Besar) to Tandjoengpriok (Tanjung Priok), the city’s port. Today, TP is Indonesia largest port, located in what is now Jakarta.

2. Electric engine type ESS 3201 connecting Batavia (Jakarta ) - Buitenzorg (Bogor).


3. A train connecting cities in South Ciamis, West Java.


4. The atmosphere in Manggarai train station, South Jakarta in 1950.


5. An old train named KRD Kudaputih at Solo Balapan train station in Solo, Central Java.


6. Eendaagsche Express train linking Batavia in the west of Java to Soerabaja (Surabaya) in the east passing through Kroya train station in Cilacap, Central Java, in 1929.


7. A train at Buitenzorg train station in 1882.


8. Incoming train at Bandung-Banjar, West Java.



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