Death Railway

Cambodia, March 2001: At Phnom Penh’s derelict railway station, it took some persuasion to be allowed to purchase tickets south. The crowded train chugged along at a crawl-  fast enough to feel like we were moving, but slow enough as to not have to stop if people wanted to get on… or off.  Sensible travellers took the bus south, making the coast in a few hours. The train took up to 13 hours or more but was a lot more fun, particularly on the roof where the air was clear and the views superb. It wasn’t always the case.  Up until the mid/late 1990’s this route was regularly mined and ambushed by the Khmer Rouge.    Canon EOS 100/Sigma 28-105/Kodak Tri-X

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