Locally known as ‘Norrie’, the bamboo train emerged after the Cambodian Khmer Rouge disaster in the early 80s as an excellent alternative form of transport around Battambang as train traffic was virtually non-existent and road traffic had similarly disintegrated. Basically a bamboo platform on train carriage wheels it turned out to be perfect for transporting cattle, livestock, people and more. At first it was man-powered using poles but later small engines were used instead.
Some of my friends are a tad eccentric: some cycle daily like maniacs, a few collect beer labels (& drink it too), and others like to visit every possible railway station that’s around. I enjoy cycling at a leisurely pace, drink an occasional beer and am open to little weird expeditions which always provide photo taking ops…, in other words I fit in well. Some time ago Tim told me about a visit in 2004 to a small railway station, somewhere behind Chatuchak Park: Phahon Yothin
The earlier I manage to kick myself out of bed (not easy by the way!) the cooler it will be on the road or at least for a few minutes. Today was no different, despite getting up at 05.30 and leaving soon afterwards it didn't take long for the sweat to start pouring out (disgusting...). I checked out an old footbridge at Wat Sriprawat across Klong Mahasawat I’d seen before, but it was in poor state, also nearby dogs didn’t encourage any further investigations. Cycling further