Amman - Hedjaz Train Station

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Amman Hedjaz station engine yard.

From a trip on the International Train between Amman and Damascus via the former railway hub of Dara. Took us 14 hours, including an engine breakdown and incredible hospitality by the train crew struggling to keep century old 1st class German railcars running. Highly recommended!

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Comments (8)

almy on May 8, 2007

hmm.. i think the Hedjaz railway station is in Dar'a Syria not in Jordan- theres no train in jordan as far as i know

almy on May 8, 2007

i might be wrong i dont know but i never saw a train let alone a train station in jordan

Stefan Sonntag (zere… on May 8, 2007

There are some railroads in Jordan, including her part of the historic Hedjaz Railway. No more trains went all the way to the Hedjaz in today's Saudi Arabia after WW I, but Jordan replaced this southern destination with a new connection to the port in Aqaba. You cross this line upon entering the Wadi Rum.

Israel plans to rebuild the Jordan valley branch (historically from Haifa to Dera) up to the Lake Tiberias with a possible completely new connection to Amman, thus bypassing (of course) the Syrian part up to Dera, which Syria uses for occasional tourist steam runs.

Syria plans to upgrade the main Hedjaz line from Damascus to Amman to regular gauge. Currently there are two international trains from Damascus to Amman each week.

Orly Yahalom on February 11, 2008

We have a station of the Hedjaz train in Haifa too.

mousa.jazzazi on July 25, 2008

جميلة جدا

Shawn Baugh on March 3, 2009

interesting photo

al3keel on April 26, 2009

it seems some of the people comment about JORDAN without being there how can you miss AlMAHTA if you visited JORDAN, my dad worked in this station for 25 years I remember every time the Train passed in AIN GAZAL I thought my dad must be on board,any how I have traveled the world I have not seen a more beutiful land than Jordan nor its climate

Nour. on June 15, 2010

very beautiful shot,i loved the place !! :)

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