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Lebanese State Railways


Beirut: Mar Mikhael Station 1966

Beirut's Mar Mikhael station was the western terminus of the Beirut - Riyaq - Damascus narrow (1.05m) rack line over the mountains. The standard gauge coastal line was connected to the port of Beirut with a side line that passed through this station.


Engine house

One of the 0-10-0T rack engines bound for Riyaq.

A 1893 0-6-0T DHP shunting engine from Tubize works.

Narrow gauge turntable.

Wood passenger cars.

Two 0-10-0T 1.05m gauge engines.

Standard gauge diesel shunter.

DHP 0-8-0 22 from 1906.

Stock yard at Mr Mikhael station.

Photographs courtesy of Craig Miller.