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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