- Prelude: A Dream Up North
- Photo Essay: H-Hour 0630
- Kanchanaburi: First Look
- Photo Essay: To Kanburi with Love
- Second Shot: Steel Railway Bridge @ Tamarkan (I)
- Second Shot: Steel Railway Bridge @ Tamarkan (II)
Record Date: post 1945
Date: August 2008
This was taken from the opposite side of the bank. I'm not sure of the age, but looking at the spans that were replaced, the photo must have been taken after the war. In a future post, I will talk more about this fascinating bridge.
In the photo, the train should be travelling forward, so the locomotive was pushing the wagons. I do not know much about trains, having done my first trainspotting less than a month ago, but I think locomotives can pull (the usual setup) and push as well. If there was no locomotive at the front, then this locomotive behind was doing the pushing. Which is a bit funny. I mean, isn't this dangerous?? What if a cow is wandering on the track, oblivious to your incoming train? I heard modern locomotives can go-stun as well, so the photo might be that of an approaching train. Which is no less hilarious.
That part of the bank used to be flooded. How come the bank doesn't flood today? Also in a future post when we compare the Google Earth image with a WWII aerial photo, we see how the river has changed her course. Physical geography is interesting, don't you think so?
The photo puts me to shame, the details are so much clearer compared to mine. The hill is so clear in the background, in mine you have to stare hard to discern just a faint outline.
To get a better second shot, it is necessary to simulate the water level. For that a table can be used, which I think you can find in the foreground. Also I should have moved a bit to the left.