Solo Valleiwerken

This was a huge project to relieve the constant flooding of the Solo Valley area and provide a huge irrigation project to permit two crops of rice to be grown each year. Work commenced around 1892 and in 1894 24  3' 6" gauge 0-6-0T locomotives were supplied by Cockerill to operate on deceauville type track moving trains of spoil as new channels were built and dredged. It appears that due to escalating costs the project was eventually abandoned before it was fully completed around 1897. The locomotives were sold to the SS and became their numbers 501-524. Later numbers 506 and 516 were sold on to the Pasoeroean Tramway and in 1912 the remainder were renumbered 24-45. 502, 503, 505, 50, 512 & 521 survived after WWII and in the new system were classified as class C13, numbers C1301-C1306. The two Pasoeroean locomotives had also survived along with a third locomotive built for PSSM in 1911 and for some unknown reason were classified as Class C22, becoming C2201-C2203.

Manufacturer Works # Year Type Cylinders D.W. Dia Owner Number SS 1st# 1912 # PNKA Notes
Cockerill 1842 1894 0-6-0T       SV 1 501 24    
Cockerill 1843 1894 0-6-0T       SV 2 502 25 C1301  
Cockerill 1844 1894 0-6-0T       SV 3 503 26 C1302  
Cockerill 1845 1894 0-6-0T       SV 4 504 27    
Cockerill 1846 1894 0-6-0T       SV 5 505 28 C1303  
Cockerill 1847 1894 0-6-0T       SV 6 506   C2201 SS 506 > PSSM 6 (2nd) > C2201
Cockerill 1848 1894 0-6-0T       SV 7 507 29 C1304  
Cockerill 1849 1894 0-6-0T       SV 8 508 30    
Cockerill 1850 1894 0-6-0T       SV 9 509 31    
Cockerill 1851 1894 0-6-0T       SV 10 510 32    
Cockerill 1852 1894 0-6-0T       SV 11 511 33    
Cockerill 1853 1894 0-6-0T       SV 12 512 34 C1305  
Cockerill 1854 1894 0-6-0T       SV 13 513 35    
Cockerill 1855 1894 0-6-0T       SV 14 514 36    
Cockerill 1856 1894 0-6-0T       SV 15 515 37    
Cockerill 1857 1894 0-6-0T       SV 16 516   C2202 SS 516 > PSSM 7 (2nd) > C2202
Cockerill 1858 1894 0-6-0T       SV 17 517 38    
Cockerill 1859 1894 0-6-0T       SV 18 518 39    
Cockerill 1860 1894 0-6-0T       SV 19 519 40    
Cockerill 1861 1894 0-6-0T       SV 20 520 41    
Cockerill 1862 1894 0-6-0T       SV 21 521 42 C1306  
Cockerill 1863 1894 0-6-0T       SV 22 522 43    
Cockerill 1864 1894 0-6-0T       SV 23 523 44    
Cockerill 1865 1894 0-6-0T       SV 24 524 45    

 

 

 

Above: This locomotive was SV 6, later SS 506, then PSSM 6 and finally C2201. At some point in its life it was given the name 'LOUISA' which it certainly carried in its PSSM days.

 

Below: This former SV locomotive found its way to South Sumatra to work on construction trains.

 

 

 

Above: Another ex-SV locomotive in South Sumatra.

 

Below: SS 32 was formerly SV 10 and later became SS 510 before being retired in the 1930s. This picture was taken in South Sumatra.

 

 

Created 27th November 2016.

Updated 1st December 2016.
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