Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij

Section

Opened

Gauge

Semerang - Tanggunu

1867

Standard

Tanggung - Kedungjati - Surakarta - Yogyakarta

1873

Standard

Kedungjati - Willem 1 (Ambarawa)

1873

Standard

Yogyakarta - Magelang - Setjang - Parakan

 

Cape

Ambarawa - Setjang

1902

Cape

Semarang - Gambringan - Cepu - Soerabaja

1912

Cape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: NIS 0-4-2 on bridge.

Below: The origin of this locomotive outside the NID HQ is uncertain. NIS 4 was a standard gauge 0-4-2T, the 3 0-4-0Ts having numbers 7, 8 & 9. SCS 4 was an 0-4-0T ex-JSM 4 but was 3' 6" gauge. When sold to the SJS it became their 94.

The story behind this picture is that the loco on the left is NIS 1 from Borsig in 1864. The other loco appears to be an NIS 0-4-2, first built 1869. The location is not stated but suggested by some as Kediri or Pare which were nowhere near the standard gauge network. The 0-4-2T locomotives (2 from Borsig and 4 from Beyer Peacock) were for working the line from Kedingjati to Ambarawa which was at a gradient of 2.8%, about 1:36.

The Dutch East Indies Railway Company, NIS or sometimes NISM, is a railway in the former Dutch East Indies.

The company was founded on August 27, 1863, because they had obtained a concession from the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies on August 28, 1862 for the route Semarang-Yogyakarta.

History
From about 1830, the town of Semarang began to play a greater role in exports. This was partly due to the introduction of the Cultivation System, partly through the end of the Java War. So there were products from the residence along the north coast of Central Java that were in Dutch hands for so long, but also from the newly created residences in the south of Central Java. Also, there were products from the Principalities where many (Indo-) European land tenants had settled. The improved position of Semarang was exacerbated by the construction of the first railway line.

The striking Headquarters building, nicknamed "the house with 1000 doors" (Lawang Sewu), dates from 1902 and was located in Semarang. This building was restored in 2009. In the Netherlands they also had an office in The Hague (now the South African Embassy).

On 7 June 1864, Governor General Baron Sloet van den Beele initiated the first railway line in Indonesia in Kemijen village, Semarang, Central Java. It was built to Standard Gauge ( 4' 8½", 1435mm) and opened on 10 August 1867 in Central Java from Semarang station south-east to Tanggung, a distance of 25 kms. By 21 May 1873, the line had been extended via Kedungjati and Gundih to Solo (Surakarta) in Central Java and thence to Yogyakarta, a distance of 205kms. The Kedungjati branch to Willem I opened the same year. In the 1890s the NIS also started to build 3' 6" gauge tramways between Semerang and Surabaya and eventually these were all connected together to provide a northern through route between those two cities by 1912. This line followed the route Semarang - Gambringan - Tjepu - Bojonegoro - Babat - Soerabaya. A fleet of 4-6-0 locomotives was obtained to run fast services on this line, these being  10 from Beyer Peacock in 1912 (became PJKA C51 class) and 20 from Werkspoor, Henschel and Beyer Peacock between 1918 and 1922 (allocated PNKA class C52 but none were returned after WWII). These were for use on the Semerang - Surabaya services. In 1913 the NIS took over the 3' 6" gauge 56 kms line from Batavia (Jakarta) to Buitenzorg (Bogor), which had been opened in 1873 by the Batavia-Buitenzorg Spoorweg Maatschappij (BBzSM). This remained isolated from the rest of the NIS system, being connected to the SS at either end. When the SS had opened its lines from Bogor to Yogyakarta and Surakarta to Surabaya the passengers had to change to NIS trains between Yogyakarta and Surakarta until 1899 when a third rail was laid to allow through running by SS trains. Meanwhile, on the northern route between Batavia and Surabaya was being opened up by the SS, SCS and NIS to permit through running. The SCS had built tramways between Cirebon and Semarang and these were all joined up and upgraded for heavier and faster trains by about 1912. The NIS was building its own 3' 6" gauge lines in central Java as was the SJS The NIS were also adding a third rail to more parts of its standard gauge system to permit through running and freight interchange. This rendered the standard gauge virtually obsolete and many locomotives were placed into store in 1929. By 1940 what was left was rusting away at Lempuangan, Yogyakarta.

This situation then remained unchanged until the Japanese invasion in 1942 followed by the uprising after WWII and virtual civil war. The Japanese had  converted the mixed gauge lines to 3' 6" gauge, and renumbered the locomotive stock into a single series. They then shipped many locomotives to Malaya and used others to build new lines. After all the hostilities were over a new Indonesian administration was formed and the Japanese numbering system was adopted but modified by the addition of missing zeroes, ie C52.1 would have become C5201 had it not been scrapped in Singapore in 1947.

Reports elsewhere that the Japanese had shipped all the standard gauge locomotives and rolling stock off to Manchuria where it all subsequently vanished without trace would appear to be in error as most of it had been out of use for many years. All the Japanese took was the unused third rail.

Supervision of the construction of railways was largely in the hands of Dutch experts, while the construction was carried out by the local population.

They transported both passengers and goods. In 1928, they carried 13.8 million passengers.

The first workshop was established in Semarang and was moved around 1915 to Yogyakarta. A small workshop was in Cepu, presumable to cater for the numerous 3' 6" locomotives in that area..

Above: A 1922 map of Semarang showing the tram lines and main lines as realigned in the previous decade to permit through running from the SCS system to the NIS dual gauge lines and on to the NIS cape gauge lines to Surabaya via Cepu.

C Another 1922 map showing the new line from Gambringan to the NIS station at Tawang and on to the SCS line to Cirebon, providing the final through conection to Soerabaja. Although shown as two separate lines it is possible that it was actually dual gauge between Mrangen and Semarang. A photograph from this section would clarify this. Google maps shows the lines still extant and in use with the two tracks joining at Stasiun Brumbung, Mranggen, abut 12 kms SE of Tawang.

 

Above: Map showing the new line between Semarang and Kradenan via Gambringan.

Below: Map showing NIS lines between Bodjonegoro and Soerabaja.

 

Locomotive data

Manufacturer Works # Year Type Gauge Cylinders D.W. Dia Owner NIS # PNKA  
Borsig 1595 1864 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 1   Operational from 22nd June 1865 for construction trains.
Borsig 1596 1864 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 2   Operational from 22nd June 1865 for construction trains.
Beyer Peacock 700 1866 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 3   Named “JP de Bordes”
Beyer Peacock 701 1866 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 4   Named "Merapi"
Beyer Peacock 702 1866 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 5   Named "Merbaboe"
Beyer Peacock 703 1866 0-4-2T Standard     NIS 6   Named "Lawoe"
Hunslet 10 1866 0-4-0T Standard     NIS 7(1)   Sold 1874 (1877 keretapi)
Borsig 3791 1881 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 7(2)    
Franco Belge 103 1867 0-4-0T Standard     NIS 8   Rebuilt 1884. Scrapped 1904. keretapi.com quotes Evrard as builder. Charles Evrard created Franco Belge in 1862.
English? ? 1869 0-4-0T Standard     NIS 9   Sold 1877 (keretapi states introduced 1869 from England, written off 1874, mixed up with 7 perhaps)
Beyer Peacock 825 1869 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 10    
Beyer Peacock 826 1869 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 11    
Beyer Peacock 827 1869 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 12    
Borsig 2402 1869 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 13    
Borsig 2403 1869 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 14    
Beyer Peacock 926 1869 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 15    
Beyer Peacock 927 1869 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 16    
Beyer Peacock 1145 1872 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 17    
Beyer Peacock 1146 1872 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 18    
Beyer Peacock 1147 1872 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 19    
Beyer Peacock 1509 1875 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 20    
Beyer Peacock 1510 1875 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 21    
Beyer Peacock 1852 1880 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 22    
Beyer Peacock 1853 1880 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 23    
Beyer Peacock 2397 1883 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 24   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
Beyer Peacock 2398 1883 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 25   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
Beyer Peacock 2573 1885 0-6-0 Standard     NIS 26    
Beyer Peacock 2574 1885 0-6-0 Standard     NIS 27   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
Beyer Peacock 3537 1893 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 28    
Beyer Peacock 3538 1893 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 29   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
Beyer Peacock 3938 1898 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 30    
Beyer Peacock 3939 1898 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 31    
Beyer Peacock 4297 1901 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 32    
Beyer Peacock 4298 1901 0-4-2 Standard     NIS 33   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
                     
Werkspoor 66 1903 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 51   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 67 1903 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 52   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 68 1903 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 53   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 133 1905 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 54   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 134 1905 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 55   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 135 1905 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 56   Put in reserve 1929
Werkspoor 136 1905 2-6-2T Standard     NIS 57   Put in reserve 1929
                     
Hartmann 3538 1912 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 61    
Hartmann 3539 1912 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 62    
Hartmann 3540 1912 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 63    
Hartmann 3541 1912 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 64    
Hartmann 4532 1922 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 65    
Hartmann 4533 1922 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 66    
Hartmann 4534 1922 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 67    
Hartmann 4535 1922 2-8-0 Standard 540 x 650 1445 mm NIS 68    
                     
Hartmann 2767 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 81    
Hartmann 2768 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 82    
Hartmann 2769 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 83    
Hartmann 2770 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 84    
Hartmann 2771 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 85    
Hartmann 2772 1902 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 86    
Hartmann 2947 1905 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 87    
Hartmann 2948 1905 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 88    
Hartmann 3402 1910 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 89    
Hartmann 3403 1910 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 90    
Hartmann 3775 1914 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 91    
Hartmann 3776 1914 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 92    
Hartmann 3777 1914 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 93    
Hartmann 3778 1914 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 NIS 94    
                     
Backer & Rueb 104 1894 0-4-0Tr Standard     NIS 101    
Backer & Rueb 105 1894 0-4-0Tr Standard     NIS 102    
Backer & Rueb 106 1894 0-4-0Tr Standard     NIS 103   Regauged to 1067 mm, renumbered 209, in 1919.
Backer & Rueb 107 1894 0-4-0Tr Standard     NIS 104    
Hanomag 1567 1883 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 105    
Hanomag 2656 1895 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 106    
Hanomag 3636 1901 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 107   Preserved at Madiun Technical School
                     
Hartmann 4582 1922 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 mm NIS 121   named W. POELMAN
Hartmann 4583 1922 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 mm NIS 122   named G. C. DAUM
Hartmann 4584 1922 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 mm NIS 123    
Hartmann 4585 1922 4-6-0 Standard 450 + 670 x 650 1445 mm NIS 124   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s.
                    Werkspoor 783-786, NIS 131-4, order cancelled, 1940.
Werkspoor 260 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 151    
Werkspoor 261 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 152    
Werkspoor 262 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 153    
Werkspoor 263 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 154    
Werkspoor 264 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 155    
Werkspoor 265 1910 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 156   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s. Also has numbers 157 & 158.
Werkspoor 296 1912 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 157    
Werkspoor 297 1912 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 158    
Werkspoor 298 1912 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 159    
Werkspoor 299 1912 0-6-0T Standard     NIS 160   Remains at Lempuyangan in early 1970s. Has No 155 on motion.
                     
Backer & Rueb 132 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 201    
Backer & Rueb 133 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 202    
Backer & Rueb 148 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 203    
Backer & Rueb 149 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 204    
Backer & Rueb 150 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 205    
Backer & Rueb 151 1896 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm     NIS 206    
                     
Backer & Rueb 106 1894 0-4-0Tr 1067 mm           ex 103, regauged to 1067 mm in 1919
                     
Esslingen 3242 1902 0-4-2RT 1067 mm 340 + 390 x 450 850 mm NIS 231 B2501  
Esslingen 3243 1902 0-4-2RT 1067 mm 340 + 390 x 450 850 mm NIS 232 B2502  
Esslingen 3244 1902 0-4-2RT 1067 mm 340 + 390 x 450 850 mm NIS 233 B2503  
Esslingen 3342 1905 0-4-2RT 1067 mm 340 + 390 x 450 850 mm NIS 234 B2504  
Esslingen 3343 1905 0-4-2RT 1067 mm 340 + 390 x 450 850 mm NIS 235 B2505  
                     
Hartmann 2468 1899 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 250 C1601  
Hartmann 2469 1899 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 251 C1701  
Hartmann 2716 1901 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 252 C1602  
Hartmann 2717 1901 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 253 C1702  
Hartmann 2718 1901 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 254 C1603  
Hartmann 2719 1901 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 255 C1703  
Hartmann 2773 1902 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 256 C1704  
Hartmann 2774 1902 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 257 C1705  
Hartmann 3159 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 258 C1604  
Hartmann 3160 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 259 C1801  
Hartmann 3161 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 260 C1605  
Hartmann 3162 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 261 C1606  
Hartmann 3163 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 262 C1607  
Hartmann 3164 1908 0-6-0T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 263 C2301  
                     
Werkspoor 210 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 271 C2401  
Werkspoor 211 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 272 C2402  
Werkspoor 212 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 273 C2403  
Werkspoor 213 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 274 C2404  
Werkspoor 214 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 275 C2405  
Werkspoor 215 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 276 C2406  
Werkspoor 216 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 277 C2407  
Werkspoor 217 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 278 C2408  
Werkspoor 218 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 279 C2409  
Werkspoor 219 1908 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 280 C2410  
Werkspoor 284 1911 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 281 C2411  
Werkspoor 285 1911 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 282 C2412  
Werkspoor 286 1911 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 283 C2413  
Werkspoor 287 1911 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 284 C2414  
Werkspoor 288 1911 2-6-2T 1067 mm 400 x 500 1050 mm NIS 285 C2415  
                     
Beyer Peacock 1060 1872 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS  4, 301   BBzSM. Written off 1905-1915
Beyer Peacock 1061 1872 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS  5, 302   BBzSM. Written off 1905-1915
Beyer Peacock 1062 1872 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS  6, 303   BBzSM. Written off 1905-1915
Beyer Peacock 1873 1879 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 10, 304   BBzSM. Written off 1911-1917
Beyer Peacock 1874 1879 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 11, 305   BBzSM. Written off 1911-1917
Hartmann 2447 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 306 B2201  
Hartmann 2448 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 307 B2202  
Hartmann 2449 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 308 B2203  
Hartmann 2450 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 309 B2204  
Hartmann 2451 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 310 B2205  
Hartmann 2452 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 311 B2206  
Hartmann 2453 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 312 B2207  
Hartmann 2454 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 313 B2208  
Hartmann 2455 1898 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 314 B2209  
Hartmann 2558 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 315 B2210  
Hartmann 2559 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 316 B2211  
Hartmann 2560 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 317 B2212 In Sumatra by 1970s, detanked and fitted with B50 tender.
Hartmann 2561 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 318 B2213  
Hartmann 2562 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 319 B2214  
Hartmann 2563 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 320 B2215  
Hartmann 2564 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 321 B2216  
Hartmann 2565 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 322 B2217  
Hartmann 2566 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 323 B2218  
Hartmann 2567 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 324 B2219  
Hartmann 2568 1900 0-4-2T 1067 mm 280+415 x 400 1050 mm NIS 325 B2220  
                     
Beyer Peacock 986 1871 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 331 B1001 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 988 1871 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 332 B1002 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 1322 1873 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 7, 333   BBzSM. Written off 1930-1935
Beyer Peacock 1323 1873 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 8, 334   BBzSM. Written off 1930-1935
Beyer Peacock 1872 1879 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 9, 335   BBzSM. Written off 1930-1935
Beyer Peacock 2396 1883 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 336 B1101 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 3363 1898 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 337 B1102 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 3940 1898 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 338 B1103 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 3941 1898 2-4-0T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 339 B1104 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 3544 1893 2-4-2T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 340 B1401 BBzSM
Beyer Peacock 3545 1893 2-4-2T 1067 mm n/a n/a NIS 341 B1402 BBzSM
                     
Hartmann 2792 1902 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 351 C2001  
Hartmann 2793 1902 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 352 C2002  
Hartmann 2794 1903 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 353 C2003  
Hartmann 2795 1903 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 354 C2004  
Hartmann 2796 1903 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 355 C2005  
Hartmann 2797 1903 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 356 C2006  
Hartmann 3501 1911 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 357 C2007  
Hartmann 3502 1911 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 358 C2008  
Hartmann 3503 1911 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 359 C2009  
Hartmann 3504 1911 0-6-2T 1067 mm 340 x 400 1050 mm NIS 360 C2010  
                     
Beyer Peacock 5593 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 371 C5101  
Beyer Peacock 5594 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 372 C5102  
Beyer Peacock 5595 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 373 C5103  
Beyer Peacock 5596 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 374 C5104  
Beyer Peacock 5597 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 375 C5105  
Beyer Peacock 5598 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 376 C5106  
Beyer Peacock 5599 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 377 C5107  
Beyer Peacock 5600 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 378 C5108  
Beyer Peacock 5601 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 379 C5109  
Beyer Peacock 5602 1912 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 380 C5110  
Werkspoor 434 1918 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 381 C52.1 To Vietnam in 1942. Reported by 2 people at Bukit Panjang, Singapore in 1947 and scrapped there.
Werkspoor 435 1918 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 382 C52.2 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 751
Werkspoor 436 1918 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 383 C52.3 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 752
Werkspoor 437 1919 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 384 C52.4 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Seen in steam at Prai and photo taken. Later scrapped, possibly at Bukit Panjang.
Werkspoor 438 1919 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 385 C52.5 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Reported in Malaya in 1945, scrapped in 1947.
Henschel 18450 1921 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 386 C52.6 To Vietnam in 1942
Henschel 18451 1921 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 387 C52.7 Sent to Malaya in 1942. At Bukit Panjang 1945, scrapped there 1947.
Henschel 18452 1921 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 388 C52.8 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Derelict in 1945, probably in Singapore, scrapped in 1947.
Henschel 18453 1921 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 389 C52.9 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Derelict in 1945, probably in Singapore, scrapped in 1947. Photographed.
Henschel 18454 1921 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 390 C52.10 Scrapped
Werkspoor 511 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 391 C52.11 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Reported by 2 people in 1945, probably in Singapore, scrapped in 1947.
Werkspoor 512 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 392 C52.12 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 753
Werkspoor 513 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 393 C52.13 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Reported by 2 people in 1945 with tender C5214, probably in Singapore, scrapped in 1947.
Werkspoor 514 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 394 C52.14 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Derelict at Bukit Panjang in 1945, scrapped in 1947.
Werkspoor 515 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 395 C52.15 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 754
Beyer Peacock 6114 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 396 C52.16 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 755
Beyer Peacock 6115 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 397 C52.17 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 756
Beyer Peacock 6116 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 398 C52.18 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Derelict at Prai 1945, scrapped in 1947.
Beyer Peacock 6117 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 399 C52.19 To Siam in 1942 as RSR 757
Beyer Peacock 6118 1922 4-6-0 1067 mm 400 x 508 1260 mm NIS 400 C52.20 Sent to Malaya in 1942. Derelict at Prai 1945, scrapped in 1947.
 

Above: Standard gauge 0-4-2 at Samarang Tawang when it was a terminus and had the old spelling used in the 1800s

Below: 3 pictures of the same 0-4-2 posing on a bridge with its train, folled by a fast 0-4-2 crossing a sugar cane line.

Above & below: An NIS tank locomotive at the Bantool Sugar Factory, Djogdjakarta. Probably an 0-6-0T as the only 4 coupled locos were 0-4-2T or 0-4-0T. A pity the number plate is almost obscured.

Above: 0-6-0SkT 254, later PJKA 1603, now preserved, poses on a bridge over the Kali Kuwas.

Below: 2-6-2T 272, later PJKA C2402, poses on a bridge, possibly on the Magelang branch.

Above: 0-4-2SkT 311, later PJKA B2206, with a local train at Cepu.

Below: The same locomotive in different circumstances following an accident. The position of some damaged wagons ahead of it suggests it may have been struck by another train entering the loop after fouling the points.

Above: 0-4-2T 318, later PJKA B2213.

Below: 0-6-0SkT, possibly PJKA C17 class with a roadside tram.

 

Above: NIS 311, later PJKA B2206, at Tjepoe.

Below: An NIS Pacific approaches Kedinding halt, near Tjepoe, with a mixed train in February 1927.

Above and below: An NIS 0-4-2RT (PJKA class B25) on the rack between Ambarawa and Bedono.

 

Above: 0-4-0 8 Makers details are not clear. Some say Evrard who founded Franco Belge, see makers plate below.

Above: NIS 4-6-0 81 near Semarang. At this time the line was double track standard gauge only.

Below: An NIS 0-4-2T with a works train hauling a new bridge across another bridge.

Above: Loading/unloading an oil train from Cepu at Blora.

 

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