Department of Railways,
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454 Foute 31. NORTHERN COAST UNE Blora.
tRembang is a port on the northern coast of Java, having a population of 13,003. Once it was noted for its shipbuilding industry, but at present its main industries are fishing, manufacturing of calico, and articles made of peacock feathers.
The line of the Semarang-Joana Steam-tram Co. (111 km., in 4 to hrs.) extends further eastward to Pamotan (132 km., in 6J4 hrs.).
*Blora has a population of 12,030 and is noted as the place where teak is gathered and distributed. It is conveniently situated for this, for it is at the junction point of the three steam-tramways to Semarang, Rembang, and Tjepoe.
The train crosses the Solo to the E. of Tjepoe and, running eastward along the right bank of the river for about one hour, arrives at Bodjonegoro (193 km., population 12,000). It is situated at the confluence of the R. Kening with the Solo. Being thus provided with transportation facilities both by land and water, it forms an entrepA t for teak. The region is also noted for its production of kerosene oil.
Running farther eastward for about an hour, the train arrives at Babat (228 km.), on the border of the residency of Soerabaja. From here a branch line (steam-tram) of the state railway runs to IJjombang (about 4 hrs., four trains daily). From here on, the stream of the Solo is 110 longer seen; instead of it a wide plain stretches on all sides. Running past Lamongan (256 km.) and Soemari (272 km.),a from here a branch line runs to Grisee, see P. 439a the train arrives at last at Soerabaja.
A Scene of Rice Harvest.