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photoblog image Yangon Circle Train #3

Yangon Circle Train #3

We claim our seats...reasonably comfortable chairs, and in a carriage that promises to be air-conditioned...Tim double checks the carriage/seat numbers as US$0.50 seems more like the price for 3rd class for a 3 hour journey, while Koen discovers that the leg-room is a bit scarce for someone who is 2 metres tall...

 

Yangon Circle Train

 

...and this might be the diesel loco that will pull us around the circle, when it finishes taking on fuel and couples with our carriage-set...

 

Yangon Circle Train

Yangon Circle Train #3

We claim our seats...reasonably comfortable chairs, and in a carriage that promises to be air-conditioned...Tim double checks the carriage/seat numbers as US$0.50 seems more like the price for 3rd class for a 3 hour journey, while Koen discovers that the leg-room is a bit scarce for someone who is 2 metres tall...

 

Yangon Circle Train

 

...and this might be the diesel loco that will pull us around the circle, when it finishes taking on fuel and couples with our carriage-set...

 

Yangon Circle Train

comments (13)

Ce train a l'air plus confortable que je le pensais.
Ray: À ce stade, nous sommes à l'aise, Martine ... mais, il y a un long chemin à parcourir!

En fait ... quand en aventure, nous ne voulons pas trop de confort ... smile
i like the loco, Ray. i imagine it provides valuable service as it connects the residents all around Yangon.
Ray: The loco looks like an Old Man who has done a lot of hard work, Ayush...hopefully my 78kg will not be the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back".
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Sep 2017, 05:04
This looks like a great start of the train trip...and don't judge the loco by the outside... ha .. it is the inside you need to appreciate, I hope... okay... when does the train leave??
Ray: I like your approach, Astrid...I like to think positive thoughts at the commencement of trips! smile
It's another world altogether, Ray, isn't it. It looks like 3rd World, when you get to image 3....
Ray: All trips start with a level of expectation, Ginnie...lets see where this takes us! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Sep 2017, 06:25
The loco looks a bit rickety, but providing the wheels can still go round...
Ray: It just has to get us rolling, Chris...speed is not on the menu! smile
On est bien loin de nos TGV .. un voyage pas vraiment confortable et qui nous ramene longtemps en arrière ..
Bonne journée
Ray: e pense que la France a progressé loin de cette norme, Claudine. Mais ... combien de train voyez-vous pour ce prix? smile
A fine old loco that probably pollutes like there is no tomorrow
Ray: I suspect half of its fuel just blows out the exhaust, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Sep 2017, 08:12
The seats do look comfortable Ray, presumably first class. I suppose Westerners are longer and Therein lies the leg room problem.
Ray: The voyage was classless, Chad, so it seems we just got lucky...However...more to come...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2017, 11:55
You are missing the blue cooler box. That is why they are fiddling with their mobiles.
Ray: Indeed, Louis! Unfortunately beer was not available on-board...more on this later in the series...
There isn't a lot of legroom is there.
Ray: I think Koen has become accustomed to tight squeezes as he has been 2 metres tall for many years, Brian. smile
For fifty cents, those are good seats.
Ray: The trip started well, Mary...more later.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2017, 14:34
50 cents sounds like a bargain to me. So if this is 1st class, what's 3rd class like? I assumed that the loco was going to be electric so surprised ti see a rather elderly diesel.
Ray: So far as I know, Alan, it is a classless train, so it seems we just got lucky with our tickets.

Although this service is very run down, I am sorry to say it is still better than most train services available in Thailand. sad
Think how lucky you are Ray, they don't even have trains in Droitwich.
Ray: I know, Michael...there is no train line through our Village either...

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