page will concentrate on the various types of coaches used on the DSVN
Note: Because there are so many different types each coach will be listed using individual numbers where possible.
Above: 'Bn' 21585 at Sai Gon August 2010
Some Information Regarding DSVN Coaches:
Coach Types:Type 'An"
An: 'Soft Beds', car numbers start with '1'
Bn: 'Hard beds', car numbers start with '2'
A: 'Soft' seats, car numbers start with '3'
B: 'Hard' seats, Car numbers start with '4'
C: Very Hard seats?, car numbers start with '5' (some of these cars appear to be very old)
HC:, Dining Car, car numbers start with the number '6'
HL: Baggage Van, car numbers start with '7'
CVPD: Power Car, car numbers start with the number '8' (also BVPD)
A2T: Double Deck Coach
Verified Individual Coach numbers:
Above: 'Chinese' style coach in the green colour scheme.
Above: Type A2T double deck coach built in Vietnam. VNR photo.
Above: A much older type of coach, class 'IICD'. These coaches (or ones very similar to them) were in service in the 1930's.
Above: HL 71501 being shunted at Saigon August 2010
Type 'BV PD/CV PD'
Standard Gauge (1435 mm)
These coaches are used on the Hanoi-Halong standard Gauge line. They are very American in appearence.
Above: A photo I took of standard gauge (1435 mm) coach and baggage/brake van on Ha Noi-Ha Long service. October 2009.
Above: Coaches on the same Ha Long bound standard gauge train. A close look suggests that they are classified as type 'B' and 'C'.
Above: A modern airconditioned type being refurbished. The blue white and red colour scheme seems to be the currently preferred one.
Photo: Richard Gennis
This website is an attempt to present a collection of information and images of trains and railways in Vietnam.Website News...
This is not the easiest task in the world as Vietnamese is not my first language (or any language for that matter) so I have to rely on English language data, and 'Google' Translations. The translations are often very odd so my apologies to those who wrote in the original Vietnamese.
Surprisingly since I started late last year (2009) I've collected quite a bit of data and quite a few photos, though there are some ommissions.
How long it will take me to get it all up online I don't know. So please be patient.
February 21, 2010
This website was originally setup in late 2009, but because of various other activities (mainly setting up my modelling website) has not progressed much. Hopefully this is about to change. I hope to have the site operating properly in the next few days, so wish me luck!
March 28, 2010
There is still a long way to go to get all the material up on the site. I'm concentrating on locomotive data at the moment.
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