Staatsspoorwegen op Zuid-Sumatra

 

    This was the last railway proper to be built in Sumatra with construction starting in 1911 and not finishing until 1932. The first section to open was in the Lampung district in the extreme south of Sumatra in 1914 and this was followed in 1915 by a section in Palembang. It would be another 12 years before these two sections became joined together in 1927. Meanwhile the line from Palembang had reached Tanjungenim by 1921 and the line from the southern port of Pandjang had reached K. Boemi by 1922, these being determined by perusal of maps of the areas dated 1921 and 1922 respectively. The last section from Muaraenim to Lubuklingau was completed in 1932 giving a total route distance of 661 kms.

    Unlike the other Sumatran Railways this line came under direct control of the SS Java from the outset and all the locomotives were sourced or ordered from/by them and most numbers were in the same sequence, except that some classes had 50 added to their numbers. Since the workshops were built at Lahat which was not opened until the 1930's? it's likely that all heavy maintenance would have been carried out in Java and no record of such transfers between the islands has been found.

Text in green above is based on assumption, not fact.

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Locomotive data

Number Manufacturer Works # Year Type Cylinders D.W. Dia Owner Number 1912 # PNKA Notes
                       
307 Hartmann 1046 1879 2-6-0T     SS   307   Did not survive WWII
32 Cockerill 1851 1894 0-6-0T     SS   32   Did not survive WWII. It is not known how many of these were sent to South Sumatra.
  Sharp Stewart     4-4-0 0 15x18 4' 8" SS     B5051 Transferred from Java, original details not known.
  Sharp Stewart     4-4-0 0 15x18 4' 8" SS     B5052 Transferred from Java, original details not known.
  Sharp Stewart     4-4-0 0 15x18 4' 8" SS     B5053 Transferred from Java, original details not known.
633 Werkspoor 177 1907 4-4-0 380 + 580 x 510 1503 mm SSZ 337 633 B5155 Transferred from Java.
639 Werkspoor 188 1907 4-4-0 380 + 580 x 510 1503 mm SSZ 351 639 B5151 Transferred from Java.
640 Werkspoor 189 1907 4-4-0 380 + 580 x 510 1503 mm SSZ 352 640 B5152 Transferred from Java.
641 Werkspoor 190 1907 4-4-0 380 + 580 x 510 1503 mm SSZ 353 641 B5153 Transferred from Java.
642 Werkspoor 191 1907 4-4-0 380 + 580 x 510 1503 mm SSZ 354 642 B5154 Transferred from Java.
701 SLM 2141 1910 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SSZ 377 701 C5051  
702 SLM 2142 1910 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SSZ 378 702 C5052  
703 SLM 2143 1910 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SSZ 379 703 C5053  
704 SLM 2144 1910 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SSZ 380 704 C5054  
705 SLM 2145 1910 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SSZ 381 705 C5055  
901 Hanomag 7153 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   901 D5001  
907 Hartmann 3779 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   907 D5007  
908 Hartmann 3780 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   908 D5008  
911 Hartmann 3783 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   911 D5011  
913 SLM 2471 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   913 D5062  
916 SLM 2474 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   916 D5063  
917 SLM 2475 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   917 D5064  
918 SLM 2476 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   918 D5065  
925 Werkspoor 356 1914 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   925 D5021  
930 Werkspoor 479 1921 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   930 D5026  
932 Werkspoor 481 1921 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   932 D5028  
936 Hanomag 9577 1921 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   936 D5032  
951 Hartmann 4659 1925 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   951 D5051  
952 Hartmann 4660 1925 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   952 D5052  
953 Hartmann 4661 1925 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   953 D5053  
954 Hartmann 4662 1925 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   954 D5054  
955 Hartmann 4663 1925 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   955 D5055  
956 Hanomag 10573 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   956 D5056  
957 Hanomag 10574 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   957 D5057  
958 Hanomag 10575 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   958 D5058  
959 Hanomag 10576 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   959 D5059  
960 Hanomag 10577 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   960 D5060  
961 Hanomag 10578 1928 2-8-0 485 x 510 1106 mm SSZ   961 D5061  
1701 Hohenzollern 4684 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1701 C301 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1702 Hohenzollern 4685 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1702 C302  
1703 Hohenzollern 4686 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1703 C303 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1704 Hohenzollern 4687 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1704 C304 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1705 Hohenzollern 4688 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1705 C305  
1706 Hohenzollern 4692 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1706 C306 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1707 Hohenzollern 4693 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1707 C307 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Derelict. Scrapped 1947.
1708 Hohenzollern 4694 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1708 C308 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947. Photo exists.
1709 Hohenzollern 4695 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1709 C309 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1710 Hohenzollern 4696 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1710 C3010 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1711 Hohenzollern 4697 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1711 C3011 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Derelict. Scrapped 1947.
1712 Hohenzollern 4698 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1712 C3012 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1713 Borsig 13953 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1713 C3013 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1714 Borsig 13954 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1714 C3014 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1715 Borsig 13955 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1715 C3015 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1716 Borsig 13956 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1716 C3016 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Derelict Singapore 1945. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947. Photo exists.
1717 Borsig 13957 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1717 C3017 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947.
1718 Borsig 13958 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1718 C3018 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Derelict Singapore 1945. Scrapped Bukit Panjang 1947. 
1719 Borsig 13959 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1719 C3019 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1720 Borsig 13960 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1720 C3020  
1721 Borsig 13961 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1721 C3021 Sent to Malaya, regauged during WWII. Scrapped 1947.
1761 Werkspoor 591 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1761 C3061  
1762 Werkspoor 592 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1762 C3062  
1763 Werkspoor 593 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1763 C3063  
1764 Werkspoor 594 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1764 C3064  
1765 Werkspoor 595 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1765 C3065 Transferred to Taba after withdrawal, later preserved at Taman Mini.
1766 Werkspoor 596 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1766 C3066  
1767 Werkspoor 597 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1767 C3067  
1768 Werkspoor 598 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1768 C3068  
1769 Werkspoor 599 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1769 C3069  
1770 Werkspoor 600 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1770 C3070  
1771 Werkspoor 601 1929 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1771 C3071  
1772 Hanomag 10714 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1772 C3072  
1773 Hanomag 10715 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1773 C3073  
1774 Hanomag 10716 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1774 C3074  
1775 Hanomag 10717 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1775 C3075  
1776 Hanomag 10718 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1776 C3076  
1777 Hanomag 10719 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1777 C3077  
1778 Hanomag 10720 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1778 C3078  
1779 Hanomag 10721 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1779 C3079  
1780 Hanomag 10722 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1780 C3080  
1781 Hanomag 10723 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1781 C3081  
1782 Hanomag 10743 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1782 C3082  
1783 Hanomag 10744 1930 2-6-2T 425 x 600 1350 mm SSZ   1783 C3083  
                       

Further locomotives were transferred from Java over the years. Full details are not known but included several members of classes B16, B22, C11, C50 and D52. Those confirmed appear below. I have also found photographs of construction trains with ZSS stock hauled by 0-6-0T locomotives of the type used by Solo Valleiwerken, later classified as C13 by PJKA, so assume they were shipped to South Sumatra for this purpose.

 
 
                       
                    B16xx  
  Hartmann 2560 1900 0-4-2T 280 x 400 1058 mm NIS 317   B2212 Detanked and fitted with a B50 tender.
  Hartmann 1432 1886 2-6-0T 380 x 509 1106 mm SS 98 325 C1120 At least 9 of these were allocated to Sumatran depots in 1971.
  Hartmann 3446 1911 4-6-2 450 x 600 1503 mm SS 384 708 C5003 Tender from a DD51. 8 of these allocated to Sumatran depots in 1971.
  Krupp 3230 1951 2-8-2 500 x 600 1503 mm DKA     D52007  
  Krupp 3252 1951 2-8-2 500 x 600 1503 mm DKA     D52029  
  Krupp 3255 1951 2-8-2 500 x 600 1503 mm DKA     D52032  
  Krupp 3260 1951 2-8-2 500 x 600 1503 mm DKA     D52037 At least 10 of these were allocated to Sumatran depots in 1971.
  Krupp 3270 1951 2-8-2 500 x 600 1503 mm DKA     D52047  

Above and below: Former SV 0-6-0T locomotives working construction trains with ZSS stock, so presumably they were sent across from Java for this purpose. 6 survivors on Java became PJKA class C1301-C1306.

Above: SS 32, formerly SV 10, was reportedly in South Sumatra when this photo was taken.

Below: A photograph taken at Tanjungkarang in 1915. The locomotive on the left is SS 307, Hartmann 2-6-0T 1046/1879 while that on the right is an ex-Solo Valleiwerken 0-6-0T. Neither of these locomotives are known to have survived after WWII, but if they had they would have become classes C11 and C13 respectively.

Created 5th January 2016.

Updated 6th December 2016.
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