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photoblog image Yangon Circle Line #8

Yangon Circle Line #8

Back at the Circle Line, we purchase another set of tickets, and there is a short wait until our train is ready to depart.

 

Yangon Circle Train

Yangon Circle Line #8

Back at the Circle Line, we purchase another set of tickets, and there is a short wait until our train is ready to depart.

 

Yangon Circle Train

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Sep 2017, 00:18
Vu ainsi, il paraît vieux.
Ray: Le matériel roulant, y compris les locomotives diesel, utilisé sur Circle Line, est ancien, Martine ... a probablement acheté 3e main d'un autre pays. La plupart du matériel roulant ferroviaire de la Thaïlande est similaire à celui-ci.
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon.
  • 13 Sep 2017, 01:26
It's not exactly the Circle line on London's tube network; the train looks rather past its sell by date. I like the air con for the driver (... the open door).
Ray: This rolling stock is probably 3rd hand, Alan, having passed its useful life in 2 other countries before being shipped to Myanmar at scrap-metal prices.
i like these scenes very much, Ray. they strike me as being much lighter than the ones seen on the Indian Railway lines.
Ray: My recollection is tat the tracks and the rolling stock are significantly lighter duty stock than is used in India, Ayush.
It looks a bit aged... but as long as it gets you there!
Ray: I am guessing 1950's vintage rolling stock, Elizabeth. There were no breakdowns during our journey.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Sep 2017, 04:47
As long as it rides and take you to 'A' and back to 'B' who cares it is third hand.....
I like the pictures from yesterdays post too. I can imagine that looked at you and talked about you.... wink Love the two geezers on the bike and the two-finger-brakes...
Ray: Thank you, Astrid...I was gobsmacked by the two old blokes on their bikes.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Sep 2017, 05:55
Why did you need to buy more tickets Ray. Could you not just have one for the whole journey?
Ray: The tickets were for a journey, Chad...one embarkation and one disembarkation...so we didn't argue about it and just handed over our 50p for another set of tickets.
One must respect a culture that isn't throw-away and tries to make everything work, Ray. I'm all for it!
Ray: I agree, Ginnie...nothing wrong with Old Stuff [look at me...everything still sort-of works]! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2017, 06:09
Blimey this looks primitive but interesting
Ray: I found it very interesting, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2017, 08:21
a solid, old train - I like your pictures.
Ray: You are right, Philine...the rolling stock is clearly old, but it is not falling apart. Thank you for your kind comment.
It looks as though there are passengers in the cab as well. Nice to see the old green flag still in use.
Ray: Perhaps the driver is giving his mates a free ride, and a chance to drive the train...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Sep 2017, 13:43
Rolling stock with character. Is this the same train, or do they have a number of the rolling around in succession on the circle line.
Ray: I'll take you inside tomorrow, Louis...you will see it is an entirely different train-set. There is a train running approximately every 20 minutes, in each direction.
He should be waving a white flag as this train looks ready to surrender
Ray: It is still rolling, Bill, and probably will be for many years yet.

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