The Hejaz Railway
The Hejaz Railway (also spelled Hedjaz) was originally built to transport pilgrims from the city of Damascus in Syria to the city of Madina in Saudi Arabia. It was completed in 1908, but was severely damaged during the First World War (1914-1918) by Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt. Parts of the Hejaz Railway survived and some of the sections are still functioning today. We are indebted to the many readers who have contributed photographs.
Steam in Asia
This page covers the working (and near-working steam) in Asia, as well as highlighting some preserved steam locomotives and relics. An extensive collection of trip reports and photos of steam railways.