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A tale of Taiwan

At the end of the eighties the TRA – Taiwan Railway Administration published a booklet both in English and Chinese named; the railway trip. A touristic brochure. Twenty-five years later still a precious item in my collection oversees railways or … Continue reading

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Portrait of a station I

‘The secrets of Saraphi’ A sauntering around the station these days is different from the past. Years ago there was a sign along the old road from Chiang Mai to Lamphun – flanked by big trees – pointing into what … Continue reading

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A tale from Taiwan

‘In the wake of a turntable’ The saying ‘it’s a small world’ absolutely apposite the tiny turntable in the middle of a street were one leads a merry life but not many have seen it. That’s to say; foreigners, for … Continue reading

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A tale from Taiwan

‘The Wulai slide-show’ Nº 1 – The town station still in the puschcarts era Nº 2 – Waiting for the next run in the loop Nº 3 – Nearing town from the waterfall Nº 4 – The same location but … Continue reading

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A tale from Taiwan

‘The mockery of a bird’ A branch line into the mountainous interior as far as it goes without using a rack, zigzag or  other invention on rail to reach higher ground. The latter will be the last tale in this … Continue reading

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A tale of Taiwan

‘Waiting for the train’ It’s March 1990 and behind the window of a train on its way to Hualien a small station called Houtung immediately draws my attention. First of all while a company called Taiyung Coalmine still is in … Continue reading

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A tale of Taiwan

‘Pictures of Houtung’

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