Riding BAMBOO Train

Norry, is simply called “Bamboo train”, has low charges, is regular and relatively fast, that why it is so popular although their simple design, lack of brakes, the state of the rails is likely broken or warped and lack of any formal operating regime. Simple construction and light weight mean that the norry may be simply removed from the track – if two meet on the line with reverse direction, one with the lighter load is unloaded, lifted and carried round the other, and at the end of the line the vehicle is lifted and turned

Norry construction is a cottage industry conducted in trackside villages. It takes around four days to construct one of the vehicles, which have a steel frame overlaid with bamboo slats resting on wheels taken from abandoned tanks.

Originally propelled by hand using punt poles, power is now provided by small motorcycle or tractor engines with belt drive direct to the rear axle, delivering top speeds of 40 km/h or more. Fuel is bought from villages along the route, supplied in glass jars and the flat-bedded vehicles will carry any load that will fit, including people, livestock, motorcycles and rice.

On the outskirts a tourist service operates for $5 per person to a village that has a brick factory. This is overseen by the local Tourist Police. And national tourist, service operator 10,000 riel ($2.5) for person.

Tourist can enjoy the natural view along the rial way, sunrise early in the morning and also sunset at a dawn in the evening. It’s very thrill when crossing some bridge on that rail way. You should try sometime.  Fresh air and nice experience!!

 

Norry, is simply called “Bamboo train”, has low charges, is regular and relatively fast, that why it is so popular although their simple design, lack of brakes, the state of the rails is likely broken or warped and lack of any formal operating regime. Simple construction and light weight mean that the norry may be simply removed from the track – if two meet on the line with reverse direction, one with the lighter load is unloaded, lifted and carried round the other, and at the end of the line the vehicle is lifted and turned

Norry construction is a cottage industry conducted in trackside villages. It takes around four days to construct one of the vehicles, which have a steel frame overlaid with bamboo slats resting on wheels taken from abandoned tanks.

Originally propelled by hand using punt poles, power is now provided by small motorcycle or tractor engines with belt drive direct to the rear axle, delivering top speeds of 40 km/h or more. Fuel is bought from villages along the route, supplied in glass jars and the flat-bedded vehicles will carry any load that will fit, including people, livestock, motorcycles and rice.

On the outskirts a tourist service operates for $5 per person to a village that has a brick factory. This is overseen by the local Tourist Police. And national tourist, service operator 10,000 riel ($2.5) for person.

Tourist can enjoy the natural view along the rial way, sunrise early in the morning and also sunset at a dawn in the evening. It’s very thrill when crossing some bridge on that rail way. You should try sometime.  Fresh air and nice experience!!

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