Since I posted the Ambarawa railway museum pictures I realized that the steam engines in Indonesia were now rare or either working for the sugar cane industries on the narrow gauge or the tourist lines in Java and Sumatra. Over 100+ post WWII steam engines in Indonesia were either standing in museums and monuments or to the scrap yards for parts
. It was good that there are many here in Indonesia who tries to repaint and even recover some of the old engines from the corners of the stations or dead ends of the lines. Even though the Diesels takes over most part of the railways there are some of the veteran engines still used today.
Other than that there were still other marks of old tracks abandoned on the country side. Rusted bridges, covered up street rails, tram lines from the past, even an old and abandoned signal tower in the middle of the city away from the nearest tracks and dead railway stations. The mark of the Spoorwagen era are still around in Indonesia, some are revived and put into good use like the Tanjung Priok Station in Jakarta which has be abandoned for nearly 3 decades or the very first Electric Locomotive that has been rusted and tangled in tall grasses and now being used in the main line in Jakarta.