Gathering between ISLC and PT KAI Heritage


Group from Indonesian Steam Locomotive Community (ISLC) and PT KAI Heritage team posed together in front of Ambarawa Locomotive Workshop.

One of the sign to appreciate Indonesian railways heritage which was shown by ISLC (Indonesian Steam Locomotive Community) and Indonesian Railways Heritage and Conservation Department with a seminar, discussion, revitalize Ambarawa Railway Museum. This event was held on Saturday, 7 Juli 2012 at Ambarawa Railway Museum with ISLC. VP Non Building, Trenggono Adi also came in this event.


Esya Ibrahim Manager Non Building Program from Indonesian Railways Heritage and Conservation Department and Dedi Herlambang Head of ISLC gave a speech in the beginning of the seminar.

The event started at 10.30 AM and it was welcome by Esya Ibrahim, representative from Indonesian Railways Heritage and Conservation Department who agree to take advised and suggestion from ISLC, because to developed steam train tourism, there are needs of cooperation from several parties. Dedi Herlambang as the head of ISLC explained about their ambition as rail fan so that people could be more aware that cultural heritage are not only temples, but steam locomotives are one of the cultural heritage which should be preserve.


Djoko Srijono while giving presentation.

Djoko Srijono, as the representative of Heritage and Conservation Department gave a brief presentation of developing Ambarawa site. Besides that, Vice President of DAOP 4 Semarang Arif Wahyudi also came and glad with the enthusiasm from rail fans to help developed steam train tourism. Suharyanto also gave a brief presentation of activating steam locomotive B 5112.


Explanation of  Steam Locomotive type B5112 by Heritage Staff Suharyanto.

Afterwards, discussion between ISLC and PT KAI was held to manage on developing Ambarawa site. Several suggestions from ISLC were beneficial to developed Indonesian railways as a cultural heritage. This event with ISLC was closed with a journey by steam train to Tuntang Station.
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