Trains old and new in Myanmar

Above: 2-8-2 YD No. 967, Vulcan Foundry UK (5732/1949), passes Bago North signalbox on February 5 with a charter operated for British firm RTC. RIKA LAPORTE

The railways in Myanmar (formerly Burma) are being slowly modernised with assistance from Japan, in particular. 

The state railway retains a handful of operational steam locos, although many more are plinthed or stored at depots. 

Some of the older and once common place Alsthom-built diesel locos have been replaced in regular service by 48 second- hand DMUs of various types, supplied by the Japanese government since 2015.

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