Day 2 covered the 125 km south from Amman to El-Abiad. The first 40 km, as far as El-Jiza, used steam loco "No.52". At El-Jiza 40210 took over for the remainder of the trip.
Beyond Al-Jiza the desert starts in earnest.
Amman to El-Jiza sees one or two trains per week during the tourist season; no.52 is the preferred locomotive for these workings. Beyond El-Jiza to Ma'an there is no regular traffic at all, the last train was probably an ECS move in October/November 2016. At El-Abiad we returned by coach to Amman, then back again next morning, as there were no suitable hotels in the area.