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photoblog image Yangon Circle Train #15

Yangon Circle Train #15

One section of the line runs beside the Yangon International Airport, and we are presented with this jaw-dropping view as we crawl along.

Yangon Circle Train #15

One section of the line runs beside the Yangon International Airport, and we are presented with this jaw-dropping view as we crawl along.

comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Sep 2017, 00:04
On a l'impression qu'il s'est posé dans l'herbe.
Ray: Certes, c'est une vue inhabituelle d'un avion, Martine ... et, tout près de la ligne de chemin de fer.
Looks like you have become a plane-spotter...
Ray: Is a plane-spotter a pigeon, Larry...if so then "Nar"!
  • Alan
  • South San Franisco, California
  • 22 Sep 2017, 01:55
That;s quite a big plane for a propeller aircraft. Are the planes as old as the train? Hopefully my planes tomorrow will be more recent.
Ray: Somewhere around 75-100 seats, I suppose, which would make it quite big for a turbo prop plane. This one does not look very old.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2017, 04:41
Impressive view and I think the sound was impressive too. I assume there is a station at the airport?
Ray: It wasn't going anywhere, Astrid...I think it was parked. There was no Airport station.
How fun is that!
Ray: We have it all happening on The Circle Train, Elizabeth! smile
That would definitely grab my attention, Ray!
Ray: The locals didn't seem nearly as excited as me, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Sep 2017, 06:29
I wonder how far these birds fly?
Ray: This airline operates to 13 destinations, all inside Myanmar, Chris. There are 3 planes in the fleet and all are made by the French ATR company.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Sep 2017, 07:08
Jaw- dropping is a fitting word here!
Ray: I enjoy surprises like this, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Sep 2017, 07:58
Wow! That's a close one!
Ray: I am pretty sure it is just parked up there, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Sep 2017, 08:20
Although my jaw has not also dropped Ray, I can understand how this must have looked as your train trundled along.
Ray: I am delighted you have retained control of your jaw, Chad.
It is nice to see a plane with propellers
Ray: An ATR [made in France] with 4 turbo-prop engines...slow, but quite decent aircraft and are said to be efficient to operate.
The railway seems to run very close to the aircraft.
Ray: Frankly, Brian, that was what surprised me!
That is quite a unique view, Ray, for sure!
Ray: It certainly got my attention, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Sep 2017, 14:00
Yangon has a circle train AND an airline AND an airport to go with it. Remarkable city.

The plane is a ATR 72 model 212, of French/Italian manufacture.
Ray: We spend only 3 days in Yangon, Louis...we walked a lot...we concluded that Yangon is a remarkable place. I'll do another series on another feature of it, perhaps next year.

I believe you ave correctly identified the aircraft...this airline has only 3 planes and all are manufactured by ATR.
Is Yangon the new name for Rangoon?
Ray: Yes

Burma became Myanmar
and
Rangoon became Yangon

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