Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War
Railways of Palestine and Israel
Hedjaz Railway (a.k.a. Hejaz, Hejas, Hijaz)
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 and information.
Jordan Hejaz Railways official site with
timetables. Has English and Arabic versions.
Syrian Railways official site in English, French
The Man in Seat Sixty-One... has good
information on how to take a train to or in the Middle East or anywhere
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
by Daniel Da Cruz and an account from 1919 of a rather perilous trip on the railway. This Aljazeera article covers the somewhat uncertain
future of the railway.
Between Mystical and Military:
The Architecture of the Hejaz Railway (1900-1918) (pdf, 538Kb) by Adham Fahmy is an
interesting look at the architecture of the line.
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 1999,
Interesting German site about the line by Gerhard Henrich
(in German with some English, English translation).
Photo Gallery of the line by Martin Meese
(in German, English translation).
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 Mr. Hagitani Atsushi (1993),
Galen R. Frysinger and
Paul Hederer/Clyde Kebodeaux (1999).