History, more photos, book reviews, personal stories, station names, and more.

History of the Hejaz Railway:

The Hejaz Railway (also spelled Hedjaz) was originally built to transport pilgrims from the city of Damascus in Syria to the city of Madina in Saudi Arabia. It was completed in 1908, but was severely …

Maps and Stations:

Maps of the Hejaz Railroad Note: Regarding Map: Saudi Railway.gif (Halet Amm’ar to Madina Station) The names of 41 stations / stops are taken directly from the name plates except for a couple of …

Station Distances:

Damascus to Medina The table below provides the names of the Hejaz Railway stations, and the distance of each station from Damascus. The following table lists the stations from Beruit to Damascus …

The Locomotives:

Locomotives Classes La Meuse, St. Leonard, and Krauss Locomotives Hohenzollern, Jung, Borsig, and Henschel Locomotives Hartmann Locomotives SLM Locomotives Sentinel, …

Rolling Stock:

Here are photos of some of the coaches, both the exterior and the interior. Can you imagine riding this trade back in the days of Lawrence of Arabia? Many of these coaches were in use up until …

People Behind this Railway Site:

People connected with the Hejaz Railway and this website Ghiath is the person who has contributed the most to the Nabataea Hejaz webiste. He is a Hejaz Railway enthusiast. His pictures can be …

Personal Stories and Comments:

Stories connected with the Hejaz Railway The Dominican Fathers Father Lagrange of the Ecole d’Etudes Bibliques Account of the trips taken by the Dominican Fathers of the French Ecole …

Book Reviews:

A review of eight books written about the Hejaz Railway or related topics.