Asia  | 08/12/2015

BATTAMBANG Bamboo Trains

Nori are the bamboo trains, autochthonous of the Cambodian province of Battambang, which have been developed in response to the lack of public transportation. For locals, they are an economical and efficient way to transport them, apart from farm products and livestock.

It were created from vehicles for demining, which were used in the civil war in the 1980s. They really are nothing more than bamboo platforms mounted on a metal frame with wheels adapted to gauge, and powered by a motorcycle engine belt that is engaged on the rear axle of the wheels. They are mounted on the deformed tracks that has the province, and run without brakes.

It's funny to see two trains running in opposite direction. The one which always get out from the track, is the one which leads the least load.

     
     
   

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