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-…
DESPITE opening a new electrified main line in 2016, parts of the old metre-gauge Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Éthiopien still appear to have some operational trains, although passenger services on the full route ceased in 2008. The metre-gauge line was opened between Addis Ababa and Djibouti in stages from 1902, and completed in 1917. It was…
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