Category Archives: China

China with a mellow glance

The legacy of the CFY It’s not the first time I write about China’s Railways but absolutely not more than a glimpse only. China; a huge country with many rail aspects and hardly to coop with on your own. The … Continue reading

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Rail rarities

‘The funicular’ What goes up must come down How to reach a peak without climbing and getting tired is what for long must have bothered men. The solution would follow; the invention of the funicular, cable car, funiculaire in French … Continue reading

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A tale of china

ʻThe last glimpse of colonial narrow gaugeʼ Pioneering in the Far East; the best way to describe a certain interest in railway matters especially those from the past. Thailand 1985; my first visit and the quest; knowledge of a system … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities

ʻMemories of a stationʼ This is what you’ll encounter coming from Hanoi by train and entering the station of Haiphong; a Mediterranean atmosphere. Back to the past and seen what’s left of a once mighty French colonial empire called: Indo-China. … Continue reading

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Things about the tram (2)

‘North, East and Southeast Asian trams’ For many the other side of the world, the Far East but these days not as far as thought. Yuăn Dōng – Verre Oosten – Estremo Oriente – Ferner Osten – Extrême-Orient – Daleki … Continue reading

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A tale of China

‘A fragrant harbour called Hong Kong’ The backside of the relative modern postcard tells: a typical Hong Kong street scene. Very characteristic indeed but despite it a historical view. Neither the buildings nor the signs but the tram and still … Continue reading

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A tale from China

‘The sound of Shiping’ Viet Nam was painted in three stories, so China deserves the same in these series wherein the train lost a bit of here importance to the poetry. It’s not only rolling on rails. There’s more between … Continue reading

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