A man from the track gang hammered nails in sheet steel angles although the train is approaching.
Young Train Spotters
Two little boys watching a train departing from Bago, a major station on the double tracked main line Yangon - Mandalay. Bago is the fourth largest city in M... (more)
Pyinmana is situated in central Burma (Myanmar), next to the new capital Naipyitaw. Until the early 2000s they served a sugar mill by cane trains from three directi... (more)
Burmese children and women are often adorned with Thanaka, a traditional decorative makeup. Thanaka is obtained from grinding the bark of thanakha trees, growing in this ... (more)
Around Zingyaik are several quarries, the largest of them operated by prisoners. The ladies and men who load the stons onto the wagons are freelancer, but their w... (more)
After long negotiations we were allowd to load some wagons of our charter freight train with stones from the quallries around Zingyaik. The leaf springs... (more)
"Alcohol is the Mother of all Evil"
... reads the board in the small locoshed of Mottama.
Edmondson Railway Ticket System
Virtually everywhere extinct, in Myanmar you can still purchase Edmondson's cardboard tickets! Note the banknotes in the upper part of the ticket ... (more)
The Kunming railway in China sold its redundant DFH21 diesel hydraulic metre gauge locomotives to Burma. They had a short life at Myanma Railways, before they all ended up... (more)
From Laksam a branch line goes south to Noakhali. The freight train service collapsed under the road competition, the freight yard is now occupied by wild huts. Th... (more)
The vendors know exactly how close to the track they can place their good. MEG-9 2203 passes the scenery on its way back to the main station in Dhaka. This branch l... (more)
Bangladesh Street Running
On the suburbian line from Dhaka the good old GM locos handled the passenger traffic. Reaching the terminus, 2239 passes along a street with more than a... (more)
The diesel depot of Chittagong is host to some elderly locomotives, like the General Mortors (EMD/GMD) 2239, built in the early 1960ies. The motor is an EMD 567 with... (more)
Markets are everywhere in Bangaldesh, and especially fruit dealers seem to have an affinity to railways. This market needs to be passed when you want to reach the ai... (more)
2804 brings its metre gauge InterCity to the main station of Dhaka, passing along markets in between the tracks. The line has dual gauge - metre gauge and Indian... (more)