Metalman
I hope Hank doesn't mind some off topic....but I worked in the Philippines for 21 years and can you imagine trying to explain something like this to someone here in the states? 
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video+of+railroad+in+Manila&view=detail&mid=8DFCD2ECD02E451B45DD8DFCD2ECD02E451B45DD&FORM=VIRE

I will post and then look to see if it will play.  I think one may find it interesting.


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Metalman
I spent some time in India too - Notice how over crowded they can get and just hang on.  I asked a guy one time if they get any discount for riding on top and he said no...fact is he often rides on top just because the air is more fresher.  I was there with a coworker and we opted not to try this.  And yes they do fall off - that's just part of living in India.  There were guys all over with their little forges making knives and all sorts of items.  The foot operated bellows seemed to work okay.  There was no such thing as federal help for the hungry...no workee no eatee.  One other co worker took a plane to Katmandu and then walked to the the base of Mt. Everest and then back to Katmandu - 5 days walking each way.  He wanted me to go with him but I wasn't up to that.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=railroads+in+india&qpvt=railroads+in+India&FORM=IGRE
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Hank Rearden
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Scrambler82
Interesting Video... Spent some time in Vietnam, although I didn't see any trains, the people used these little trucks for public transportation, unofficial, and they were packed and packed some more.
I can only imagine living as close to the tracks as that but one needs a place to live.


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Metalman
Interesting Video... Spent some time in Vietnam, although I didn't see any trains, the people used these little trucks for public transportation, unofficial, and they were packed and packed some more.
I can only imagine living as close to the tracks as that but one needs a place to live.
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I too in Vietnam - fall of 67 to fall of 68.  I would see pieces of the old railroad that hadn't been scrounged for the iron.
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