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Narrow Gauge
(major update 6th June 2017)
Railways in Peninsular
Malaysia ca 1970
(updated 20th April 2017)
The Historic Sugar
Mills of Java

(10th December 2016)
The front cover of Incredible Indonesia

Images of Rail CDs
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Front Cover of Zafra
Tiger Steam On Line
South East Asian Steam
when it was REAL

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Railway / Floating Cranes (21st Jan 18)
Steam Road Engines (26th Dec 17)
Modern Developments (19th Nov 13)
Articulated Locomotives (15th Oct 17)
Hill Railways (19th Nov 16)
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(27th Jan 18)
Illustrated Features
(23rd Nov 13)
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YouTube Selection (9th Aug 17)
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2018 Calendars (16th Nov 17)
Railwayana (22nd Aug 12)
Journals (23rd Nov 13)
Scheduled Steam (17th Mar 06)
21 Glorious Years (16th Oct 17)

Latest Major Stories

(Railway) Travellers' Tales (15th Feb 2018)

News from Darjeeling (updated 21st Jan 2018)
The new Russian Railway Museum, St. Petersburg (1st Dec 2017)
Railway Museums Worldwide (latest major update 1st Dec 2017)
GondangBaru's 2,000,000 YouTube views (29th Oct 2017)
Raj Steam - Indian Metre Gauge Steam Gallery (20th Oct 2017)
Active Real Steam in Bosnia (updated 13th Oct 2017)
Java Sugar Steam - almost the end? (updated 23rd Aug 2017)
Jan Willem van Dorp in India and Pakistan (updated 6th Jun 2017)
Steam returns to Wolsztyn (23rd May 2017)
Raj Steam - Narrow Gauge in India and Pakistan (updated 6th Jun 2017)
Tiger Steam On Line (10th Apr 2017)
Narrow Gauge Steam Railways Worldwide (updated 19th Nov 2016)
BCL Selebi Phikwe closes down (11th Oct 2016)
The Malayan Railway (1969 - 1972) (final section 1st Mar 2016)
Raj Steam - Narrow Gauge in Nepal and Sri Lanka (updated 4th Oct 2015)

Please consult the main news index for minor additions.

Fascinating Steam Age
Industrial Archaeology

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Country Index

Asia (east)
   Cambodia (28th Mar 17)
   China (25th Jun 16)
   Cook Islands (22nd Mar 16)
   Fiji (29th Mar 17)
   Indonesia (23rd Aug 17)
   Japan (14th May 15)
   Laos (15th Jan 15)
   Malaysia (20th Apr 17)
   Mongolia (27th Nov 14)
   Myanmar (27th Mar 17)
   New Caledonia (29th Nov 98)
   North Korea (10th Nov 15)
   Philippines (5th Apr 17)
   South Korea (10th Jan 14)
   Taiwan (30th Mar 17)
   Thailand (26th Nov 17)
   Vietnam (1st Jan 15)
   Railway Cranes (9th Sep 17)

Asia (west) 
   Afghanistan (29th Nov 09)
   Bangladesh (3rd Jan 12)
   India (21st Jan 18)
   Iran (11th Mar 13)
   Israel (6th May 15)
   Iraq (2nd Aug 07)
   Jordan (5th Apr 15)
   Kazakhstan (25th Sep 15)
   Lebanon (15th Jun 16)
   Nepal (21st Dec 14)
   Pakistan (29th May 17)
   Saudi Arabia (30th Dec 08)
   Sri Lanka (16th Oct 15)
   Syria (15th Jan 15)
   Tajikistan (14th Aug 08)
   Turkey (21st May 16)
   Turkmenistan (2nd Nov 02)
   Uzbekistan (10th Dec 07)
   Railway Cranes (21st Jan 18)

   Angola (16th Oct 12)
   Benin (9th Jun 08)
   Botswana (11th Oct 16)
   Burkina Faso (16th Dec 09)
   Cameroon (12th Mar 13)
   Central African Republic (16th Mar 12)
   Congo-Brazzaville (10th Oct 13)
   Congo (DR) (30th May 13)
   Egypt (28th Mar 09)
   Eritrea (12th Apr 11)
   Ethiopia (3rd Dec 08)
   Gabon (16th Mar 12)
   Ghana (24th May 08)
   Ivory Coast (22nd Dec 10)
   Kenya (16th Dec 14)
   Liberia (27th Apr 07)
   Madagascar (5th Apr 12)
   Malawi (27th Jan 12)
   Mali (10th Jun 08)
   Mauritius (3rd Sep 13)
   Mocambique (25th Sep 12)
   Morocco (20th Oct 16)
   Namibia (21st May 15)
   Nigeria (25th Mar 14)
   Réunion (26th Apr 14)
   São Tomé (29th Jul 11)
   Senegal (29th Feb 08)
   Sierra Leone (1st Feb 11)
   South Africa (17th Jan 18)
   Sudan (18th May 11)
   Tanzania (11th Jul 14)
   Togo (15th Oct 12)
   Tunisia (22nd Nov 09)
   Uganda (22nd May 14)
   Zambia (23rd Mar 17)
   Zimbabwe (4th Aug 17)
   Railway Cranes (18th Jun 17)

The Americas
   Argentina (21st Jan 18)
   Bermuda (9th May 08)
   Bolivia (8th Nov 16)
   Brazil (4th Sep 16)
   Chile (17th Dec 12)
   Colombia (20th Jan 18)
   Costa Rica (22nd Mar 16)
   Cuba (3rd Dec 15) 
   Dominican Republic (1st Sep 14)
   Ecuador (12th Oct 15)
   El Salvador (22nd Jan 18)
   French Guyana (7th Dec 07)
   Guadeloupe (28th Aug 14)
   Guatemala (29th Sep 17)
   Haiti (24th May 14)
   Honduras (23rd May 12)
   Jamaica (26th Jun 14)
   Martinique (28th Aug 14)
   Mexico (20th Jan 18)
   Nicaragua (30th Jul 11)
   Panama (23rd Apr 09)
   Paraguay (8th Aug 17)
   Peru (8th Nov 16)
   Puerto Rico (10th Mar 14)
   South Georgia (14th Oct 07)
   Surinam (11th Nov 14)
   Uruguay (15th Dec 14)
   Venezuela (4th Oct 14)
   Railway Cranes (13th Oct 17)

   Albania (21st Jun 08)
   Armenia (16th Nov 17)
   Austria (18th Apr 17)
   Azerbaijan (18th May 10)
   Azores (3rd Oct 14)
   Belarus (30th Nov 08)
   Bosnia (10th Oct 17)
   Bulgaria (26th May 15)
   Croatia (27th May 15)
   Cyprus (8th Sep 15)
   Czech Republic (10th Feb 15)
   Estonia (17th Dec 10)
   Finland (5th Sep 17)
   Georgia (8th Oct 05)
   Germany (1st Dec 08)
   Hungary (14th Aug 08)
   Iceland (22nd Mar 16)
   Italy (11th Jul 17)
   Kosovo (28th Sep 13)
   Latvia (25th Jul 09)
   Lithuania (26th Sep 09)
   Macedonia (14th Nov 08)
   Moldova (24th May 07)
   Montenegro (4th Oct 08)
   Norway (15th Dec 10)
   Poland (23rd May 17)
   Portugal (14th Mar 09)
   Romania (12th Oct 15)
   Russia (21st Jan 18)
   Serbia (30th Aug 10)
   Slovakia (1st Apr 15)
   Slovenia (18th Apr 17)
   Spain (18th Apr 17)
   Sweden (3rd Aug 17)
   Switzerland (22nd Dec 10)
   Turkey (21st May 16)
   Ukraine (29th Nov 15)
   Plandampf (10th Jan 09)
   Fireless Locos (18th Apr 17)
   Railway Cranes (13th Oct 17)

Australasia (4th Oct 16) - An introduction and links to sites

Steam in Australia 2017 (19th Apr 17)

New Zealand
Operational steam in New Zealand (25th Feb 17)
Introduction to New Zealand mainline steam (14th May 02)

Illustrated Features:
    Ambarawa Railway Museum (13th Aug 15)
    Burma Mines Railway 1999
    Cambodian Steam 1999
    Hejaz Railway 1997
    Eritrea Steam 2002
    Fegua 2004 (Guatemala)
    A month in Java 1976
    Steam in Indonesia 1977 (1st Sep 12)
    North Korea 2003
    Pakistan 1992  
    Romanian Forestry Steam 1998
    Steam in Sabah 2001
    Steamy Burma Days 1996
    Steamy Java Tour Blog 2010
    Sweet Dreams in Java (1975-1997)
    Tipong Colliery Railway 2004
    Tipong Colliery Railway 2008
    Zafra Narrow Gauge (1996-2001)

Illustrated Features (China):
    Huanan Coal Railway 2003
    Huanan Coal Railway 2004
    Nanpiao Mining Railway 2003
    Shanhetun Forestry Railway
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2003
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2004
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2006
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2007
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2008
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2009
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2010
    Shibanxi Coal Railway 2011
    Weihe Forestry Railway 2002
    Weihe Forestry Railway 2003
    Weihe Remembered
    Xingyang Brickworks Railway 2004
    Xingyang Brickworks Railway 2008
    Yinghao Coal Railway

Lifestyle Statements
    Climb Every Mountain (Java)
    West Sumatra (4th Dec 12)
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    Shibanxi Holiday 2009
    Shibanxi Holiday 2010
    Shibanxi Holiday 2011
    Moving On 2010
    Chinese Country House (2004 - 11) 
    Burma Days (2005 -10)
    Life in Penang (19th Feb 18)
    Life in the UK (3rd Nov 17)
    UK Steam Rallies 2013 (13th Oct 13) 
    UK Steam Rallies 2014 (21st Sep 14)
    UK Steam Rallies 2015 (27th Sep 15)
    UK Steam Rallies 2016 (20th Sep 16)
    UK Steam Rallies 2017 (19th Sep 17) 

It's less than 1/10 second to midnight for Real Steam all over the world. I believe the following is the short list of countries where there is traditional revenue earning steam and, in most cases, the amount is tiny, usually industrial and may be even seasonal. I don't believe that the numbers run to double figures anywhere except China:

Asia: China (industrial/provincial railways), India (Ooty and Darjeeling, effectively tourist operations), Indonesia (seasonal industrial, now best described as marginal as far as real steam is concerned), North Korea (marginal, probably already finished, but no reports for a long time).

Africa: Botswana (industrial, operation reported finished in October 2016), South Africa (industrial, finished in August 2015), Zimbabwe (industrial, potentially but not active 2014, using rented NRZ steam in 2017)

Americas: Brazil (industrial, finished by November 2014)

Europe: Bosnia (industrial), Germany (industrial fireless),  Poland (semi-real and subject to suspension,  Romania (industrial, assumed finished, although charters are still possible), Serbia (industrial), Slovenia  (industrial fireless), Austria (industrial fireless)

In October 2016, '' migrated to a new host in a transparent manner which should not have been noticed by regular visitors to the site. For over 10 years, I have had access to space provided by my friend John Crellin. However, it's time for a more than amicable separation, the hosting market is moving in favour of the consumer, I now have a cheaper package and more space which is good news at a time when advertising rates are in decline. John has put in a lot of effort for me behind the scenes and I would like to thank him for his support.

For 14 years, this home page was on ''. After I returned to the UK from China in 2011, it finally moved to '', which, with '' used for mainland China, had actually had most of the content for several years. Once I was totally free of the internet restrictions imposed on those who live in China, there was no point in continuing to pay for a Pipex account and any references to Pipex URLs you may find elsewhere will not work. In March 2013 I gave up the '' domain and the English language material on that site has moved to ''. Links within this site have been changed but existing external links will no longer function.

As for contacting me in a Pipex free world, many of you will know my "gmail" email address (it's on our DVD pages) and I can always be contacted via the email address below. As always, please put a meaningful phrase in the subject line, it does help on those mercifully rare occasions when real emails drop into the spam filter - I do quickly scan my spams before deletion but mistakes can and do occur. 

Rob and Yuehong Dickinson

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