The end of Cambodia's famous Bamboo Train?

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The end of Cambodia's famous Bamboo Train?

Post by prcscct » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:45 pm

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2016041 ... mboo-train

....."Cambodia’s national railroad was abandoned in the 1970s during the civil war and infamous Khmer Rouge years. Trains started running again in the 1980s, but persistent guerrilla fighting left the country’s infrastructure in ruins. Local roads were deplorable, and many communities became isolated as train service diminished and finally died.

The Bamboo Train was a grassroots solution. Wooden platforms, called norries, were built from materials on hand and driven down the overgrown rail tracks using poles, like gondolas. They carried everything: people, produce, goods for trade. Engines were added in the 1990s, powering the carts with a rubber belt around the back axle."....
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