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1969 - 1972
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19 Glorious Years (16th Oct 08)

Latest Major Stories

Mainline steam in Bosnia derailed again (updated 26th May 2016)

Railway) Travellers' Tales (26th May 2016)

(Railway Museums Worldwide (latest major update 21st May 2016)

Narrow Gauge Steam Railways Worldwide (updated 13th May 2016)

GondangBaru's 750,00 YouTube views (11th Mar 2016)

The Malayan Railway (1969 - 1972) (final section 1st Mar 2016)
RFIRT steam progress in Argentina (updated 13th Feb 2016)
South African Heritage Locomotives for Sale, 2016 (16th Jan 2016)
News from Darjeeling (updated 3rd Dec 2015)
Raj Steam - India's Last Four Martin's Lines in 1968 (28th Nov 2015)
Raj Steam - Narrow Gauge in Northern India (updated 28th Nov 2015)
Raj Steam - Narrow Gauge in Nepal and Sri Lanka (updated 4th Oct 2015)
Java Sugar Steam - almost the end? (updated 28th Sep 2015)
Sappi Saicor - End of Steam (22nd Sep 2015)
Another Resurrection - Ecuador Railway Rebuilt (updated 16th May 2015)
Steam in Japan April 2015 (14th May 2015)
Preserved Steam (and more) in Taiwan 2015 (4th Apr 2015)

Please consult the main news index for minor additions.

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Country Index

Asia (east)
   Cambodia (13th May 14)
   China (18th Sep 13)
   Cook Islands (22nd Mar 16)
   Fiji (22nd May 14)
   Indonesia (28th Sep 15)
   Japan (14th May 15)
   Laos (15th Jan 15)
   Malaysia (26th May 16)
   Mongolia (27th Nov 14)
   Myanmar (7th Jan 16)
   New Caledonia (29th Nov 98)
   North Korea (10th Nov 15)
   Philippines (23rd May 13)
   South Korea (10th Jan 14)
   Taiwan (4th Apr 15)
   Thailand (8th Nov 14)
   Vietnam (1st Jan 15)
   Railway Cranes (9th Dec 15)

Asia (west) 
   Afghanistan (29th Nov 09)
   Bangladesh (3rd Jan 12)
   India (13th May 16)
   Iran (11th Mar 13)
   Israel (6th May 15)
   Iraq (2nd Aug 07)
   Jordan (5th Apr 15)
   Kazakhstan (25th Sep 15)
   Lebanon (10th Nov 14)
   Nepal (21st Dec 14)
   Pakistan (8th May 13)
   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 (12th Oct 15)

   Angola (16th Oct 12)
   Benin (9th Jun 08)
   Botswana (23rd Jun 15)
   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 (2nd Jul 13)
   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 (4th Apr 16)
   Sudan (18th May 11)
   Tanzania (11th Jul 14)
   Togo (15th Oct 12)
   Tunisia (22nd Nov 09)
   Uganda (22nd May 14)
   Zambia (3rd Nov 15)
   Zimbabwe (18th Mar 16)
   Railway Cranes (22nd Oct 15)

The Americas
   Argentina (13th Feb 16)
   Bermuda (9th May 08)
   Bolivia (4th May 16)
   Brazil (18th Aug 15)
   Chile (17th Dec 12)
   Colombia (21st Feb 16)
   Costa Rica (22nd Mar 16)
   Cuba (3rd Dec 15) 
   Dominican Republic (1st Sep 14)
   Ecuador (12th Oct 15)
   El Salvador (6th Nov 15)
   French Guyana (7th Dec 07)
   Guadeloupe (28th Aug 14)
   Guatemala (6th Dec 13)
   Haiti (24th May 14)
   Honduras (23rd May 12)
   Jamaica (26th Jun 14)
   Martinique (28th Aug 14)
   Mexico (13th Dec 12)
   Nicaragua (30th Jul 11)
   Panama (23rd Apr 09)
   Paraguay (11th Sep 13)
   Peru (9th Apr 14)
   Puerto Rico (10th Mar 14)
   South Georgia (14th Oct 07)
   Surinam (11th Nov 14)
   Uruguay (15th Dec 14)
   Venezuela (4th Oct 14)
   Railway Cranes (17th Nov 15)

   Albania (21st Jun 08)
   Armenia (1st Sep 08)
   Austria (10th Feb 15)
   Azerbaijan (18th May 10)
   Azores (3rd Oct 14)
   Belarus (30th Nov 08)
   Bosnia (26th May 16)
   Bulgaria (26th May 15)
   Croatia (27th May 15)
   Cyprus (8th Sep 15)
   Czech Republic (10th Feb 15)
   Estonia (17th Dec 10)
   Finland (13th Oct 15)
   Georgia (8th Oct 05)
   Germany (1st Dec 08)
   Hungary (14th Aug 08)
   Iceland (22nd Mar 16)
   Italy (20th Jun 15)
   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 (24th Jul 15)
   Portugal (14th Mar 09)
   Romania (12th Oct 15)
   Russia (11th May 16)
   Serbia (30th Aug 10)
   Slovakia (1st Apr 15)
   Slovenia (27th May 15)
   Spain (20th Jan 16)
   Sweden (3rd Jun 15)
   Switzerland (22nd Dec 10)
   Turkey (21st May 16)
   Ukraine (29th Nov 15)
   Plandampf (10th Jan 09)
   Fireless Locos (27th Nov 15)
   Railway Cranes (25th Jan 16)

Australasia (21st Nov 15) - An introduction and links to sites

Steam in Australia 2015 (21st Nov 15)

New Zealand
Operational steam in New Zealand (1st Jan 16)
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 (15th Mar 16)
    Life in the UK (17th Nov 15)
    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 (24th May 16)

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 and Indonesia:

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, likely to finish in 2015/6), South Africa (industrial, finished in August 2015), Zimbabwe (industrial, potentially but not active 2014, using rented NRZ steam in 2015)

Americas: Brazil (industrial, finished by November 2014)

Europe: Bosnia (industrial), Germany (industrial fireless),  Poland (semi-real and subject to suspension,  Romania (industrial, spasmodic, probably finished), Serbia (industrial), Slovenia  (industrial fireless), Austria (industrial fireless)

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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