Thursday, February 4, 2010

Old Railway Crossing Flagman House



An old railway crossing flagman house on Jalan Braga next to Bank Indonesia building.

This house was built way before railroad crossings had automatic gates. Now it's empty and not in use anymore as the level crossing now has automatic gates. Over the years, the house has changed colors and been renovated several times. But I'm glad that most of the original architectural design is still in place. I hope PT KAI (Indonesian Railway Company) will preserve it for its historical value.

6 comments:

Dina said...

It is really cute and unusual.
I never heard of a flagman's house. But it makes sense.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

wonderful image.

the donG said...

ive been longing to feature our train system here. but really dont have the best timing. soon soon! i like the old station. my type of scenes.

Deden said...

I think you are a very clever shooter Mr. Eki, this kind of scene are rarely to notice, even by the local people.. that's why I make my own Bandung CDP, Inspired by you..

Catherine said...

We have some of these houses too. They're not used anymore, but they have been sold to private people by our French Railway company.
It is cute, looks like a house in a children books illustrations.

Richard said...

Beautiful photo.