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Old June 10th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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MYANMAR / BURMA | Railway

Check out this railway over the bridge from Hsipaw to Pwin Oo Lwin.
It even appears as a "Must Do" railway journey


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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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How tall is that bridge anyway?
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 08:27 PM   #6
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From Rail Journal:

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China approves rail links to Myanmar and Laos
Thursday, October 16, 2014



CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for the construction of the country's first rail links to Laos and Myanmar, together with a major project to increase capacity for coal traffic from Inner Mongolia

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In western Yunnan, a 330km line will be built linking Dali on the southern shore of Erhai Lake with the Myanmar border at Ruili. The line will be electrified and designed for operation at up to 140km/h. The total budget for the project will be Yuan 25.73bn, including Yuan 330m for rolling stock

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From Railway Gazette:

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Myanmar signalling contract signed
20 May 2015



MYANMAR: Myanma Railways has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and Hitachi a contract to modernise the signalling on the 140 km Yangon – Pyuntasa route by June 2017.

The 񑖐bn contract signed on May 15 is being funded by a grant from Japan International Cooperation Agency. The companies will supply electronic interlockings, traffic management and automated level crossing systems developed from technology used in Japan

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Old January 18th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #10
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Here is the latest updates on Myanmar railways using second handed trams from Hiroshima


Bringing tram back to Yangon after 70 years in absent
http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/after...h-rangoon.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/engli...160110_19.html
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/n...rail-line.html
http://www.tnamcot.com/content/377675
http://www.mizzima.com/photo-essay/tram-service-begins '
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/bus...100-years.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=CRB6EHV0rt8

If tram works well even after running a tram on Strand road which not so busy, the massive electrification to allow more tram on run on existing Yangon ring railway
http://www.mmbiztoday.com/articles/h...umes-operation
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A week into service, Yangon tram seen as fun novelty, not commuter's savior
By Coconuts Yangon January 18, 2016 / 11:32 MMT
http://yangon.coconuts.co/2016/01/18...mmuters-savior

Curious Commuters : Passengers Take Tram Rail For Leisure, Not Transport
4:28 PM MMT, Mon January 18, 2016
http://www.myanmaritv.com/news/curio...-not-transport
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Is the streetcar on metre or cape gauge?
I understand myanmar's railway is on metre gauge, but Japan's is on cape gauge.
So, did the Japanese convert it for Myanmar?
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Is the streetcar on metre or cape gauge?
I understand myanmar's railway is on metre gauge, but Japan's is on cape gauge.
So, did the Japanese convert it for Myanmar?
Street car is stand guage taken from Hiroshima so the 3rd rail has to be added while the diesel railway taken from JR West has to be regauged to fit the network of Yangon ring line
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From Rail Journal

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CRRC locomotives shipped to Myanmar
Tuesday, February 21, 2017



CRRC Dalian, China, has shipped the first two units from a new batch of metre-gauge diesel locomotives for Myanmar Railways

The 100km/h mixed-traffic locomotives are designed specifically for Myanmar with three two-axle bogies to enable operation on 62m radius curves

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