Winding its way from Damascus through the vast desert wastes of Jordan and into the spectacular barren mountains of north-west Saudi Arabia, the Hejaz Railway was a testament to the fading, but still potent power of the Ottomans in Arabia.The costs of reconstruction were rapidly escalating, and a decision was taken to suspend the work. ... The service runs out of Damascus Kanawat Station, and has four intermediate stations. ... Although this was not considered part of the Hejaz network, the construction of the line entailed the rehabilitation of ... It then branched east on the new track, before swinging westwards to negotiate the Above: Traditional Ottoman station building at Kiswe, with a satellite dish installed on the roof.
|Title||:||The Hejaz Railway|
|Publisher||:||Stacey International Publishers - 2005|