The Long Bien Bridge was designed by Gustav Eiffel (he of tower fame) and opened in 1903 - at the time it was the longest bridge in Asia. It was then subsequently heavily damaged in the Vietnam Wa... (more)
The driver prepares himself for the departure of the overnight express train to Hanoi, of which he'll drive for the first 4 hours or so to the town of Yen Bai.
I couldn't not revisit this classic location whilst I was in Hanoi, although sadly the weather wasn't as kind to me this time. Just after a rain storm, a D19E locomotive departs south from Hanoi w... (more)
Another shot I found on my memory card of the street running in Hanoi. Here the Southbound train leaves Hanoi as locals step into their front door and out of harms way.
Another view of the (back)street running in Hanoi, where the street slightly widens for the junction with Khâm Thiên a street food vendor washes out her dishes, seemingly oblivious to the 10 coach... (more)
Above the bustling markets of uptown Hanoi, D9E 233 (a GE built U10 with a CAT engine) gets ready to depart with a train towards the border with China.
Just minutes earlier, this back street had been a hive of activity with a wedding in full swing, carpenters using the tracks as their workshop, street hairdressers, shoe stalls, butchers and resid... (more)
In 1968 North Vietnam railways built this Mikado class steamer of parts from scapped engines originally delivered in 1953 by Société Alsacienne de Construction Mecaniques in France
Taken from our vehicle on the way to Halong Bay, Chinese-built Doi Moi D19E-906 heads to Haiphong with its load of containers paralleled by the ubiquious Vietnamese motorbikes.
The Reunification Express "Thong Nhat" from Hanoi in northern Vietnam is ready to depart for the 1040 miles (1726 km) and 42 hour long run to Saigon in southern Vietnam. The dieselengine in front ... (more)
Working conditions while cleaning a smokebox were primitive in the shed of Hanoi in northern Vietnam. Engine 141-210 was built in 1968 by Tangshan Works, China.