Hedjaz Jordan Railway
Label on locomotive 52 of Hedjaz Jordan Railway, now out of service. Note "The Jordan".
|Dates of operation||1920–present|
|Track gauge||1,050 mm (3 ft 5 11⁄32 in)|
|Length||1,320 km (820 mi)|
The Hedjaz Jordan Railway was one of the two successor railways to the famous Hedjaz Railway. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed in 1920, the Hedjaz Railway, formerly under Ottoman control, was divided into 2 railways: the Chemin de Fer de Hedjaz Syrie (CFH) and the Hedjaz Jordan Railway (HJR). The HJR operated the line of the Hedjaz railway in Jordan (at the time BritishPalestine). When Jordan was formed in 1946, the railway served as the state railway of Jordan, though it was not owned by the state. In 1975 the HJR built a line branch line from Ma'an to Aqaba, a port city. The line was later sold to the Aqaba Railway Corporation in 1979. The Hedjaz Jordan Railway still operates today between the Jordan/Syria border, through Amman to Irbid.
- Amman to Damascus, departs 8:00am Monday and Thursday
- Damascus to Amman, departs 8:00am Monday and Thursday
- Amman to Damascus, departs 8:00am daily
- Damascus to Amman, departs 8:00am daily
List of stations. This list is incomplete.
The following may not be a complete list.
|Running number||Wheel arrangement||Builder and works number||Date built|
|23||2-8-2||Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns, 7433||1951|
|51||2-8-2||Arnold Jung, 12081||1955|
|61 (63)||2-6-2T||Haine St. Pierre, Belgium, 2147||1955|
|71||2-8-2||Haine St. Pierre, Belgium, 2144||1955|
|82||4-6-2||Nippon Sharyo, 1610||1953/1959 (sources differ)|
|Quantity||Wheel arrangement||Builder and type||Date built|
There is a museum at Amman station. In 2003, it contained more than 250 exhibits, including murals depicting the development of the railway.
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- "Stations | Jordan Hejaz Railway". Jhr.gov.jo. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
- "Steam Locomotive Information". Steamlocomotive.info. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
- Marco van Uden (2008-10-24). "Railfaneurope.net". Railfaneurope.net. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
- "Brief about the Museum | Jordan Hejaz Railway". Jhr.gov.jo. Retrieved 2014-08-15.