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photoblog image Yangon Circle Train #6

Yangon Circle Train #6

We notice a few  derelict steam locos languishing in a jungle over-grown workshop complex beside the line, and spontaneously decide we will pause our Circle Line Tour and try to get into the workshop...the way in is over this long steel&wooden bridge.

 

Walking in, we immediately notice a poster that suggests we have little chance of getting close to the steam locos. 

 

Yangon Circle Train 

 

However [fortune favours the bold], we are already stopped, so put on our best act, which is good enough to have the Manager phone his National Manager for a decision. Nope...so sorrry!

 

We are a bit hungry so decide to wander a bit further from the line down an interesting-looking suburban lane and see if we can find some genuine local food.

 

Yangon Circle Train

Yangon Circle Train #6

We notice a few  derelict steam locos languishing in a jungle over-grown workshop complex beside the line, and spontaneously decide we will pause our Circle Line Tour and try to get into the workshop...the way in is over this long steel&wooden bridge.

 

Walking in, we immediately notice a poster that suggests we have little chance of getting close to the steam locos. 

 

Yangon Circle Train 

 

However [fortune favours the bold], we are already stopped, so put on our best act, which is good enough to have the Manager phone his National Manager for a decision. Nope...so sorrry!

 

We are a bit hungry so decide to wander a bit further from the line down an interesting-looking suburban lane and see if we can find some genuine local food.

 

Yangon Circle Train

comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Sep 2017, 00:05
C'est un joli voyage dont tu nous fais profiter.
Ray: Je suis ravi si vous le trouvez divertissant et / ou informatif, Martine.
  • Alan
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon.
  • 11 Sep 2017, 01:24
Oh that's a shame but at least you weren't immediately rejected - and you got to see some local girls, too.
Ray: It was good fun trying to talk our way in, Alan, so we enjoyed the rejection!

I fact, Tim and I tried to get Big Koen to just barge through...our idea was he is so tall they locals would let him go, and Tim and I would dash in behind him...but Koen thought we were just wanting to see him in handcuffs, so refused to play along.
I love the top shot, and find it interesting that the sign is in English.
Ray: A fresh-looking sign, too, Elizabeth...we were making jokes about how they printed in and got it on the wall pronto when they saw us coming.
i like how the rails were used for the pedestrian bridge. good trio of shots, Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Ayush. I find almost everything about Myanmar fascinating.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Sep 2017, 05:47
Ok then, take some pictures of these charming looking women instead..
Ray: Tomorrow we get serious about the food, Chris! smile
There's always an interesting story to find, Ray, if you go looking for it! smile
Ray: This is one of the great pleasures of travel when you don't plan too much and you are prepared to be versatile, Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2017, 08:52
I wonder that the sign is in English - even the bridge is worth a visit.
Ray: Myanmar [previously Burma] was a Colony of the British Empire until the 1950's, Philine, and so English is still spoken by many of the locals.

I enjoyed the walk and the bridge, and the game with the Officials. We will eat, and then return to the train.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Sep 2017, 10:39
I really like the top photograph Ray. It has great atmosphere and dynamic.
Ray: Thank you, Chad. I was quite pleased with this shot, too.
So instead of seeing the locos you took pictures of pretty young ladies instead smile
Ray: A sort of compensatory behaviour, Brian... smile
Well it was worth a try. Hopefully you found some good food to compensate for the disappointment
Ray: See tomorrow, Bill.

Actually, It was fun trying to talk our way in.
Photos of their trains might have shown faults they were not willing to share. Or something like that.....smile
Ray: Who knows what was happening in that secured chunk of jungle, Mary...perhaps an illicit marihuana crop, or a trade in stolen vintage loco parts, or...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Sep 2017, 13:47
Everything, most interesting. Now I am wondering what you ate. Probably chewed dog ears in lichen sauce.
Ray: The full detail of our suburban Yangon authentic eat-out will be revealed tomorrow, Louis.

If you cannot wait, let me know, and I will send the expose direct to you in plain brown-paper wrapping...
Well thats a shame...
Ray: No problem, Frank...we enjoyed the bureaucracy game. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Sep 2017, 20:13
well you can always try.... I love the top picture. Amazing bridge..
Ray: It is an interesting, and very long, pedestrian cross-over...covers about 12 sets of tracks.

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