China Tour - March 2017
China is still the steamiest 'real steam' country in the world but things are changing rapidly and 2017 or 2018 could see the end. Click for a report on the Final China Real Steam tour in March 2017. Right now Sandaoling and Shibanxi are still worth visiting but the railway at Pingzhuang is not operating. The end is near and this will be a 'one last glimpse' tour. Bookings for this tour have now closed.
Bosnia & Serbia - May 2017 Tour
This tour has been 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.
12 March 2017
China Report November 2014 including Rongshan
Contact me if you would like to participate in the Java Mill Tour or if you would like to purchase one of my DVDs. Will there be any more China or Bosnia tours? Email me to ask.

I am thinking about a China tour with a narrow gauge focus (but taking in any good remaining China steam) and John Parker and I are wondering about a Tuzla & Banovici, Bosnia only real and charter steam tour

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Feb- March 2015 Tour Report
Java 2015 Sugar Mill Season reports
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Java 2017 Tour - If you are interested in stationary engines, ng diesels on field workings and a bit of remaining real steam with a few charters, click here. Booking deadline - end April 2017
Bosnia & Serbia Tour
14-21 May
Tour Cancelled
The original proposal is still clickable here.
Bosnia Standard & Narrow Gauge Steam Tour 2015 report
The live report from the Last China Real Steam Tour has started 11 March with the first reports from Sandaoling around 14 March. Click for the report.
I'm planning a tour in August 2017 focussing on sugar mills with interesting real action with a few steam charters thrown in. The tour will visit all mills with real working steam and all those with diesel field work. It will also allow plenty of time to study the stationary steam engines inside the mills and any stored steam locos. It will avoid circus steam such as Ambarawa and Cepu and concentrate on the east of the island from the Situbondo and Jember areas in the east to the Madiun area in the centre. A small group of us have decided to go ahead whatever and you are invited to join us. We are 6-7 people at the moment (5 committed) but can take a few more and need 1 more for our minimum number to keep the guides happy. The tour will definitely run even if I have to renegotiate the terms with the guides.
Java - August 2017 Tour
Bosnia May 2016 Exploratory Tour report
Click for the live 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
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China Tour - March 2017 underway, Java Tour - August 2017