China Tour - January & March-April 2018
China is still the steamiest 'real steam' country in the world but things are changing rapidly and 2018 could see the end. See right for the report on the Final China Real Steam tour in March 2017. Sandaoling and Shibanxi are still worth visiting but the railway at Pingzhuang was not operating. The end is near and this was a 'one last glimpse' tour but then I was asked to run a January 2018 Winter Standard Gauge Tour and I'm also planning a not-all-steam China narrow gauge tour - email me to find out about these tours.
Bosnia & Serbia - May 2017 Tour
This tour was cancelled.
The participant numbers weren't forthcoming and we had some unresolved issues with the Mokra Gora special trains. We hope to try again, perhaps Bosnia only later in 2017 or in 2018. If you are interested in 'demonstration' shunting with Kreigsloks and full-line charters on the narrow gauge at Banovici, let me know that you are interested.
Java 2014 Sugar Mill Season reports
Bosnia Standard & Narrow Gauge Steam Exploratory Tour 2014 report
Linesiding with John
Feb-March 2016 China Real Steam tour - click here to read about it.
15 October 2017
Bosnian Report Links below restored
China Report November 2014 including Rongshan
Feb- March 2015 Tour Report
Java 2015 Sugar Mill Season reports
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I've added some videos to my YouTube collection including PNKA Power Parade Final Fling and Zhanhe, Yabuli, Xilin and Suiling Chinese Narrow Gauge Footage.
Future Tours
If you are interested in China Standard Gauge Steam in Winter, Chinese Narrow Gauge Lines, Bosnian steam or future Java Sugar Mill tours, please email me to let me know.
Bosnia Standard & Narrow Gauge Steam Tour 2015 report
This tour is now completed. I wrote a day-by-day blog of this trip but only sent this out as an email to those who request it. The 20+ blogs are now available - click here. We visited all mills which still use steam locos as well as two where a charter was possible, all 6 mills which still had field work with diesels and all (or most) of the mills in the Probolinggo, Situbondo, Jember and Madiun areas.
Java - August 2017 Tour
Bosnia May 2016 Exploratory Tour report
Click for the report of my final real working industrial steam tour to China in March 2017.
Click for details of my August 2017 Java Sugar Mill Tour
May 2017 Tour Cancelled but
we may try again later in 2017 or in 2018
The 2017 August Java Mill tour is now finished. The 20+ blogs from this trip are now available. Click here:
John Raby
Linesiding with John
john@rabylee.uk
www.rabylee.uk
John Raby
Linesiding with John
john@rabylee.uk
www.rabylee.uk
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Sandaoling in winter 10 - 20 January, China ng tour in April. Email for details