Battambang Bamboo Railway

by hamishandkat

The bamboo railway in Cambodia runs on a series of remnant French colonialist light gauge railways.  As is definitely the case elsewhere in South-East Asia, people have put their ingenuity and application of the small motor to the test.

No Sidings - train is disassembled and then assembled after meeting one coming the opposite way.

bamboo stick = belt tension = speed control

Lifting the axles back on after letting another train pass

Another great shot of my mum and dad