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 Hadiyah Station
HADIYAH STATION
 
(N25° 32.460’: E38° 44.295’)
 
The Hadiyah Station was a major stopping point for trains on the Hejaz Railway. The Station area comprises of black basalt buildings though the blockhouse has red sandstone edging. The blockhouse is the two-storey type, standard for this area, and there is another single story building alongside the railway track. Between the two is a twin water tower that has no additional protection probably because the numerous hilltop defences proved effective. On a siding opposite the blockhouse, running perpendicular to the main track is a train lying on its side comprising an 0-6-0 T No 17 engine. This train was standing in 1987 and it is assumed it was tipped over to reuse the track and sleepers beneath it. Additionally there are two covered carriages a coal/water tender and four flatbeds. In the same siding is a further flatbed. On a siding running alongside the main track, south of the blockhouse, are the remains of six covered carriages and one covered freight car. At each end of the station complex is a water hose mounted on a crane for filling engines and water tenders. Behind the blockhouse is evidence of extensive ruins though I cannot tell what they were, presumably railway buildings and barrack accommodation for the large garrison based here. The numerous hill fortifications and the lack of additional protection around the station is consistent with the claim that up to eleven hundred soldiers were barracked here during World War 1.
 
Contribution by
Steve Turpin

 

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Hadiyya Fort
Above: Near Hadiyya Station is an old hill-top fort. Below are the remains of old watchtowers on the hills.
Haddiya towers
Below: General view including carriages on siding next to the main track
General View from the hill
Below: General view showing buildings and siding with overturned train
Station from mountain top
 
Station and water tower
Water tower
Below: One of the two crane mounted water hoses
Water pump
overturned train
overturned train
Below: There used to be a soldiers booth in the siding next to the main line.
Ruined cars
Below: Original woodwork remains on some carriages.
carriages
ruined cars
ruined cars
Above: These carriages are all standing on the main line. The ones below are on a siding.
ruined train cars
Below: General View of the Overturned Train
overturned train
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