Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Train movements at Yangon Central station

Events of Thursday 20th April 2017

This post documents 90 minutes of observations at Yangon Central station, to give an impression of the working at this busy station. The station is controlled from a miniature lever Westinghouse power frame which I described in a post here.

The movements are listed in the table below. Click on 'Photo' ref to view the associated picture. Use 'back button' (not the 'Back to photostream' button) to return to this post.

Time Notes Photo
15:11 Loco-hauled pass in plat 6, facing west.
Unidentified pass in plat 3, facing west.
15:16 Stock for an express propelled into plat 1(?) from the east. 1344
15:18 Station Pilot Kawakasi 500 h.p. diesel hydraulic DD.521, attached to bogie flat WBH/V 14469 for shunters propels stock shown above from the east. The /V indicates vacuum brakes have been removed. 1347
15:18 DF.1200.08 (dual-braked with auto-couplers) heads east, crossing via scissors from plat 5 to plat 6, dragging similarly-fitted DF.2072 in 'modern' livery. 1348
15:20 Locos stand in plat 6 East. DF.2072 (dual-braked with auto-couplers) in 'modern' livery was built by CST Sifang. 1350
15:21 DMU number RBE25126 (second-hand Japanese) travelling west, crosses via scissors from Through to plat 7 west. 1351
15:33 DF.1637 in blue and cream livery (vacuum-braked with ABC couplers) heads east, crossing via scissors from plat 5 to plat 6. 1353
15:45 Station Pilot DD.521 (Kawakasi 500 h.p. diesel hydraulic), attached to bogie flat WBH/V 14469 for shunters, propels coaches westwards into the carriage sidings. 1360
15:48 DMU number RBE.25119 (second-hand Japanese) travelling west, about to cross via scissors from Through to plat 7 west. 1362
16:01 DD.933 (vacuum braked and auto-coupler) arrives in plat 6 East with a local from the east. 1366
16:07 DD.933, having uncoupled and crossed to plat 5 west, now runs round via plat 5 east. In background, DMU (repainted second-hand Japanese) arrives from west in plat 4. 1370
16:09 DMU number RBE-25.106 (second-hand Japanese) travelling west, waits for signal before crossing via scissors from Through to plat 7 west, as passengers disembark. 1371
16:18 DF.1221 (vacuum brake and ABC coupler) arrives in plat 7 east with a train from the east. 1373
16:19 DF.1221, having uncoupled, crosses to Through west, to run round via Through east. 1374
16:40 The loco-hauled westbound train (which has stood in plat 6 west throughout) finally about to leave. 1375
16:40 A terminating DMU arrives from the west into plat 7 west. 1376
16:42 A train from the east has arrived in plat 6 east, hauled by an unidentified 900 h.p. loco which has quickly run round its train to form an anti-clockwise Circle Line departure. 1377
16:47 View of east end of Yangon Central from my departing anti-clockwise Circle Line train. DF.2069 in platform 3 and station pilot DD.521 in platform 1. 1378

Related Posts on this Website

There are a number of posts describing Myanma Railways and my previous visits to Yangon Central station. You can find them all here.

There's a brief introduction to railway diesel traction in Myanmar, and the various classes in use, here.

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Pictures referred to above are here.

All my pictures of Myanma Railways, including the Circle Line, are here.

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