Monday, May 7, 2012

Another long gap between posts. Sorry about that, folks. I've been doing lots of other things since the last post including another trip to Vietnam. I came back at the end of February after a stay of about a month. While the primary aim of my visit had nothing to do with railways (I got married) , I did get to squeeze in some photo opportunities, once again at Thap Cham and Saigon. I will have to try somewhere else next time! The station staff must be getting sick of me!

During the trip I got to see one of the new D19E class (963 if my memory serves me) at Thap Cham on a freight coming from the north. The D19Es have clearling become the main motive power for the DSVN both the original 'Doi Moi' locomotives and the later pink and blue ones.

I also wandered around Saigon Station for a couple of hours.

As far as the website goes, nothing much has happened over the last couple of months. But that should change soon. I am working on 'blending' my former model rail website into the Railway In Vietnam site as well as adding an English language forum to the site. As well I'm working on an on-line (pdf) newsletter/magazine which you will be able to download and read at your leisure.

All these changes take time and as I am back in the workforce my time is even more limited. But it's all good fun!

Until next time.