De Indische Mijnspoorwegen
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De Indische Mijnspoorwegen

Gerard de Graaf

History of the surface and underground railways of the state and private coal mines in the former Dutch East Indies 1849-1958. Although the first mining railway was opened as early as 1849, 18 years before the first passenger carrying railway, it was not until 1899 that steam locomotives were employed. Several operations existed on Borneo and Sumatra. The crisis of 1929 meant a blow to the industry, but during the Japanese occupation a few more mines opened.

This is an impressive documentation, well illustrated with photographs and maps, and including locomotive lists. Dutch text. 196 pages A4, hb.

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