Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War
Railways of Palestine and Israel
Hedjaz Railway (سكة حديد الحجاز,
a.k.a. Hedjas, Hejaz, Hejas, Hijaz, Hijas, Hidjaz, Hidjas)
- Our book: Hedjaz Railway.
- Nabatea.net: good photos, mainly
contemporary, of both used and disused stations, track and stock on the Hejaz railway,
as well as other lines in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel. Also maps
- Jordan Hejaz Railways official site.
Has English and Arabic versions.
- The Man in Seat Sixty-One... has good information
on how to take a train to or in the Middle East or anywhere else.
- Trains of Turkey has some information
related to Ottoman Empire era railways such as the Hedjaz railway.
- Wikipedia entry has a summary
of the line's history. See also a longer account in the article
"Pilgrim's Road" by Daniel Da Cruz.
- Report of a visit
to the railway in 1997/8 by Rob Dickinson, with photos. There are also reports of
steam trips to Jordan and Syria in
- Interesting German site
about the line by Gerhard Henrich (in German with some English,
Roger's Study brings together pre-WW1 material about the railway.
Report (registration required) of a FarRail trip to the Syrian art of the railway in 2007.
- Photo Gallery of
the line by Martin Meese (in German).
- The Desert Team (Fariq Al Sahra)
website has many photos of
the line (in Arabic,
English translation). Also see the "Splendid Arabia" site which has some
photos of the remains of the
line in Madina province of Saudi Arabia.
- The Saudi Railways
site has information about current and future plans but little about the Hedjaz.
However there are some good contemporary photos of the Saudi part by
Galen R. Frysinger.