Welcome to my Railways in Vietnam Blog. I've decided to start a blog in order to try and keep track of my adventures in searching out information about railways in Vietnam.
For those that don't know I have a website at http://railvn.byethost3.com called "Railways in Vietnam" where I am trying to gather together information about Vietnamese railways both past and present for English speakers.
I've visited Vietnam twice, in 2009 and again this year, and am fascinated by that country and in particular the rail system. But it's not easy to get access to all the information I need. Maybe readers of this blog will be able to help.
I have got a lot of information and images from the Vietnam Railways Forum:
There is a new English language side, and a very active Vietnamese language side. Unfortunately I don't speak Vietnamese and so have to rely on Google Translate and my Vietnamese-English dictionary to sift through the information. It takes time.
I'm also slowly putting up photos that I took on my second trip in August this year.
So wish me luck and I hope someone is reading this blog.
To start my search I'm looking for photos of Chinese DF3 diesel locomotives in VNR service (D16E class) and photos of Russian TU3 also in Vietnamese service. So if you have what I'm looking for please send them to my email address.