Mak Itam di Anai

Minang saisuak #291: ‘Mak Itam’ di Lembah Anai (1977) Foto yang kami turunkan dalam rubrik Minang saisuak kali ini mengabadikan jembatan kereta api di Lembah Anai di akhir 1970an. Di gambar itu terlihat ‘Mak Itam’ – sebutan untuk lokomotif uap oleh orang Minang – yang sedang menarik rangkaian gerbong yang membawa batu bara dari Sawahlunto menuju…

Aua Tajungkang, Pasa Lereng, & Rice Field

Panorama on the year 1907, one year before Kamang War (Belasting Rebelion). There is script writen on the cliff “Pakan Malam 21-29 June 1907”, Pakan Malam means “Night Market”. In top of the cliff is Pasa Lereng, there is no market there still the pedestrian street conected Pasa Ateh and Pasa Bawah. There is six…

The Train Station

Train station in Bukit Tinggi on the year 1910-1940, there is ricefield around there with Mount Marapi who always watching since the long time ago. The situation in present time has change, there is no ricefield anymore. How beautiful the past, Train Station in the middle of ricefield, can you imagine that? ____________________ Stasiun Kereta…

Marapi & Gedung Penjara

Mount Marapi and the Prison Building, in this picture said that between 1920-1960. But if we see there were no Train Station so maybe this picture taken before 1891 because the railway finished in Bukit Tinggi was that year. And looked to the ricefield, still there. ______________________________ Gunung Marapi dan Bangunan Penjara di Bukit Tinggi,…

Stasiun Kereta Api Bukit Tinggi

Bukit Tinggi  Train Station years 1900-1942, this is the picture who most difficult to found. This station in present time was hidden by shophouse and resident sattlement. No activity on this station because Mak Itam (The Train) does not function for a long time in Bukit Tinggi. We wish this station will function in the…

Gunuang Marapi dari Bukit Tinggi

Gunuang Marapi has watching Bukit Tinggi for a long time. From this picture we can see Bukit Tinggi Train Station on right side and maybe in the middle of rice field was Kampuang Tangah Sawah. Tangah Sawah means Middle of Rice Field Village. And in the left side on the bottom, we can see the…

Mak Itam

Kereta Api atau oleh Orang Minangkabau pada masa dahulu populer dengan julukan Mak Itam merupakan alat angkutan utama di Minangkabau pada masa dahulu. Jalur Kereta Api di Sumatera Barat membentang dari Teluk Bayur di Padang sampai ke Pariaman, Padang Panjang, Solok, Sawah Lunto, Bukittinggi, dan Payakumbuh. Namun keadaan berlainan sekarang, relnya telah tua berkarat dan…