Staatstramwegen Celebes

The first tramway line was opened between Ujung Pandang and Takalar in July 1922, having a total length of 47 kms. The line was operated by Staatsspoorwegen (Java).

The only known locomotives to date were an 0-4-0ST, Baldwin 54241/1921 (January) and 7 0-6-0T locomotives from Solo Valliewerken which were later sold to Java SS who operated the Celebes Tramway. The Baldwin had 20" diameter driving wheels and 6" x 10" cylinders, water capacity 150 gallons, boiler pressure 160 psi and tractive effort 2448 lbs. Further information from here.

Several extensions and branches were planned in 1925 including the towns of Tanete, Singkang and Parepare, and also some shorter lines from Manado, but none of these came to fruition. The Great Depression of 1929 made operation of the line unprofitable and it closed in 1930.

The map below is GEOATLAS.com

Manufacturer Works # Year Wheels Wheel Diameter Cylinders Boiler pressure Tractive effort Running number Notes
Baldwin 54241 1921 0-4-0ST 20" 6" x 10" 160 2448   Acquired 1921
Cockerill 1842 1922 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 24 Acquired 1922
Cockerill 1845 1921 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 27 Acquired 1921
Cockerill 1850 1921 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 31 Acquired 1921
Cockerill 1852 1922 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 33 Acquired 1922
Cockerill 1855 1922 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 36 Acquired 1922
Cockerill 1863 1921 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 43 Acquired 1921
Cockerill 1864 1922 0-6-0T 800mm 280mm x 360mm     SS 44 Acquired 1922
                   

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