On-line Conference 2022

APHTRO Conference 2022 will be held on 17 and 18 December as on-line webinar by following speakers.
Mr. Grant Claig, Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand
Mr. Robert Pearce, Perth Electric Tramway Society
Mr. Paul Mahony, Department of Conservation New Zealand
Dr. Siriphong Singapore Preutthipan, State Railway of Thailand
Ripan Dhawan (IT Manager): Indian Steam Railway Society and APHTRO new web service
Kyoichi Oda (President): Introduction of 2023 Indonesia

Conference 2023 is under planning:
Visit programme, Indonesia, late November
On-line Webinar, mid December

On-line Conference 2021

APHTRO Conference 2021 will be held on 4 and 5 December as on-line webinar.

All presentation files and text chat discussion are available for download.

Speakers and schedule:

Sat. 4 December
UTC 09:00-10:30 Railway Cultural Society Taiwan (three speakers)
1. Historic (old) Mountain in Taiwan (Mr. Youwei Liu)
2. Mysterious minecart railway in Keelung River Valley (Mr. Daniel Chien)
3. Presentation of Whole Area of Taipei Railway Workshop (Dr. Nai-Yi Hsu)

UTC 10:30-11:00 Break

UTC 11:00-11:45 PT Kereta Api Pariwisata (Indonesia)
Profile Indonesian Railway Museum (Mr. Hendy Helmy)

Sun. 5 December
UTC 09:00-09:45 Sichuan Chuantou Emei Tourism Development Co.,Ltd. (China)
Train of Jiayang (Mr. John Zhao)

UTC 09:45-10:30 Council of Tramway Museums of Australasia
Tramway Museums in Australasia (Mr. Malcolm Rowe)

UTC 10:30-11:00 Break

UTC 11:00-11:45 Asian Network of Industrial Heritage
Progress the Asian Network of Industrial Heritage (Dr. Hsiao-Wei Lin)

UTC 11:45-12:30 Indian Railways
Epic Rail Journeys of India (Mr. Ripan Dhawan)

Conference 2020 in Indonesia

Conference 2020 in Indonesia has been postponed due to Covid-19 state. Further information will be provided.

Conference 2020 will be held in Indonesia. It includes four steam train rides, visit to railway museum in Ambarawa. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.
The details will be updated on this page.

Venue & Schedule
Schedule of the conference programme (TBD):
from Mon 7 to Fri 11 December
Steam train ride on Cepu Forest Railway
Business session
Steam train ride and visit museum in Ambarawa
Jaladara steam train ride and visit Tasik Madu sugar mill

It is advised arrival to Semarang airport until 6 December via Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to take train for Cepu.
The conference will end in the late afternoon of 11 December in Solo(Surakarta).
You fly back from Solo airport or Yogyakarta one and half hours by train from Solo.
Conference fee is less than 300USD, depends on number of participants.
Partner programme will be available on the day of business session.

Accommodation in Cepu ad Solo will be booked by each participants.
The information will be updated.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Indonesian Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw local currency at airport and many other places.
The climate of Java Island in December is warm but it is recommended to bring long sleeve cloths for too much air-conditioned public transport.

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