BIR NASSIF STATION
Bir Nassif - meaning: 'The Well of Nassif'
Named after the ancient family of Nassif, from the al Harb tribe, in the region between Medina and Jeddah, which provided generations of respected scholars and public servants.
Two-storey black basalt stone station building. The name plaque is missing.
Barracks to the north, on the east side of the line.
Well at the rear.
A square metal water tank to the north of the barracks.
Remains of a low-sided wagon to the west.
The Wadi Reshad Bridge - A 21-arch bridge, located 2.2 kms south of Bir Nassif Station (see below).
Ruwei al Hasak Pass
( 24.878700, 39.105389;
24°52'43.30"N 39° 6'19.64"E )
3.6 kms north of Bir Nassif Station the hills close in around the track to form the Ruwei al Hasak Pass. Turkish defensive fortifications can be seen on strategic vantage points overlooking the line.
Bir Nassif Fastening Station 1916
Bir Nassif Station and barracks block
Bir Nassif Station barracks block
Local black basalt stone was used to construct stations in the south
Rusty metal tank used for transporting water between stations
Main station building - four rooms situated around a central courtyard
Loophole for firing at raiders
from the security of the station
Underground storeroom just
inside the door of the station
The storeroom had to be deep enough to keep supplies cool
WADI RESHAD BRIDGE
GPS: 24.838514, 39.142180
24°50'18.58"N 39° 8'31.81"E
Altitude: 496 m
2.2 kms south of Bir Nassif Station, a 21-arch bridge spans Wadi Reshad. The earth embankment has been washed away at both ends, revealing the stonework. The bridge is situated only 300 metres from the modern tarmac road.
Wadi Reshad Bridge
The embankment at the southern end of the bridge has been completely washed away
Water damage has revealed the foundations of the bridge