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Date: 04/29/20 08:01
From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: GettingShort

Taken several years ago in Myanmar.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1GRn1C

1. South of Bagan, the daily Bagan to Yangon, 62 Down. 
2. Same train the next morning. A very warm humid day on the second day of a late arriving Monsoon season. 
3. Unloading concrete ties Burma fashion.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/20 08:42 by GettingShort.








Date: 04/29/20 08:04
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: GettingShort

1. On train 131, the daily Mandalay to Lashio service that crosses the amazing Gokteik viaduct in the Shan State.
2. From the train from Thazi to Shwenyaung and Inle Lake . This Buddhist Monk's message? You're learning the Dharma if I have to beat it into you...
3. A little further up the line. Tree branches and the rock sides of cuttings are just inches from the windo much of the time. 




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/20 08:40 by GettingShort.








Date: 04/29/20 09:13
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: TAW

GettingShort Wrote:
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> 3. Unloading concrete ties Burma fashion.
>  

No hard hats (one guy far right - the foreman?), no glasses, no orange vest (no shirt), no gloves, no steel toe boots (no shoes)!

TAW



Date: 04/29/20 09:51
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: retcsxcfm

I looked at your link.Nice photos of
a foreign country that I have no desire to visit.

Uncle Joe



Date: 04/29/20 11:26
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

TAW Wrote:
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> No hard hats (one guy far right - the foreman?),
> no glasses, no orange vest (no shirt), no gloves,
> no steel toe boots (no shoes)!
> TAW
 
No problem - apparently.



Date: 04/29/20 11:33
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: GettingShort

Lurch_in_ABQ Wrote:
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> TAW Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > No hard hats (one guy far right - the
> foreman?),
> > no glasses, no orange vest (no shirt), no
> gloves,
> > no steel toe boots (no shoes)!
> > TAW
>  
> No problem - apparently.


Safe is as safe does
No OSHA or FELA here....



Date: 04/29/20 11:38
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: JimBaker

Those concrete ties are roughly 500 pounds each.
Owww., My Toes !!

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 04/29/20 13:20
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: PHall

Labor is cheap and expendable there.



Date: 05/01/20 15:21
Re: From the window of a train, Myanmar
Author: masterphots

In the early 1980s,  while working on a state financing in Boise, Idaho,  I got a tour of then-MK Boise locomotive works.  There were guys on the shop floor in flip flops,  no hard hats or other safety stuff.  And I've always wondered why there are no hard hats in auto factories, Boeing, etc.  I remember a friend of mine who was a manager in the Goodyear tire plant in L.A. and he had to wear a bow tie.  Regular ties were not allowed as they might get caught in some revolving machine,  usually resulting in strangulation.  Same thing with women with long hair.  Had to be up and in a cap of some sort.



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