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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by hanoirailtours, Nov 28, 2007.
Welcome to Vietnam. This Steam train is old enought to attact many people
030 steam loco
On the way, you can see more about Vietnam traiditional culture.
Well there's something I don't think we seen before! Thanks for the glimpse!
Real working steam in Vietnam? 1042 and 1045, at least, certainly don't look preserved. I thought only China, Indonesia, Cuba, Myanmar, and possibly Zimbabwe and Syria still had steam.
Enjoyed the photo's. Thank you very much.
Wow, I never realizedwhat beautiful scenery there is n Vietnam.
I wonder if maybe those steamers came from China? They were running deisel in Vietnam when I was there in the mid 60's.
CCT70, Vietnam is a beautiful country with miles and miles of white sand beaches.
Hi...Great pictures of a beautiful country. Thanks for posting. What is the gauge of those trains..? Seems to be narrower than standard.
Notice the dual-gauge track under 141-165. I think Vietnam has mostly metre and some standard gauge.
Unlikely. China's narrow gauge is mostly 30" (or is it 750 or 760mm?), not metre.
Having diesels in the 60s doesn't mean they didn't also have steam. I learned recently that there is no more "real" steam in Vietnam, but there was until about 2002.
is there a way to make our new steamer run black smoke like they did back then.
That very easy to make black smoke
About gauge in Vietnam we use both 1000mm and 1435mm
Black smoke is usually an indication that things are not running as efficiently as they could be, although there are other causes too. One really impressive way to make smoke is to sand the flues... I've seen this done by a Shay at Ottawa's Museum of Science & Technology, and you'd swear that the thing was about to explode...
I update some more photos that we arrange for EU group travel last month.
Visit Steel Factory and pictures of blast furnace area.
And taking photo at slagtip
Steam train Tour with 030 (1435mm)
In state line
Another day with another steam loco 131 (1000mm)
Some more photos inside steel factory
Those are some fantastic views. I can almost hear the sounds of the jungle now.
Some more information about 141 in Vietnam, some of 141 can run, but almost in store