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Date: 02/15/17 04:40
By the old Moulmein pagoda
Author: 86235

Rode Myanmar Railways from Yangon to Bago this morning, before picking up our driver for the rest of the journey to Mawlamyine (Moulmein). Grabbed a few phone shots on the hour and 45 minute journey.

At 7:55 a bell rings in preparation for the departure of the 8:00 Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw, the country's new-ish capital. We left on time and arrived in Bago on schedule at 9:50.

The train consisted of eight cars, three upper class, four ordinary class and the guards van. This is ordinary class; basically wooden 2+2 seating.

And this is upper class, 2+1 upholstered reclining seats.

No air-conditioning, just open doors and windows. Double track, colour light signals around Yangon, semaphores at Bago. The track is jointed, the max speed is between 70 & 80 kph.

Date: 02/16/17 06:11
Re: By the old Moulmein pagoda
Author: GettingShort

Nice pictures. I spent a month in Myanmar back in 2015 but for some reason I never went beyond Bago. I've heard Mawlamyine  is very nice. 
You can't beat a Myanmar rail trip. Love to see pictures of Nay Pyi Taw, I passed through there but didn't have a chance to see the city. I've heard it's very Pyongyangish on a budget sort of place. Thanks again for the pictures.
Ride to Inle Lake

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/17 06:16 by GettingShort.

Date: 02/20/17 09:42
Re: By the old Moulmein pagoda
Author: cabsignaldrop

Neat, thanks for sharing.

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