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This 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.

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Above: 'Bn' 21585 at Sai Gon August 2010

Some Information Regarding DSVN Coaches:

Coach Types:

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:

Type 'An"
Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
An
11610
White, red lower third, side moldings, modern rounded windows
Has markings on side, special car?
An
11723
'Livitrans' (Vimico) Dark red, White, Light Blue, side moldings, rounded modern windows
Publicity Photo?
An
11516
Red White and Blue smooth sided, modern rounded windows

An
11751
Light Blue White Blue stripe, side molding not between windows, Modern rounded windows
"Ratraco Travel Train"
An
11854 (fuzzy)
White Blue Dbl thin red stripe, DSVN logo, side molding, square windows

An
11917
Green, 'Chinese'style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
An
11908
Green, 'Chinese' style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
An
11702
'Blue Train' white and blue with red lining
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
An
11654
'Blue Train'
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
An
11665
'Blue Train'
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
An 3 (?)
11615
Light Blue, Dark Blue
See photo below. Not sure what the extra '3' means.
An
11927
'Anh Do' with modern windows, red,white and blue, curved sides, airconditioned
Saigon February 2012

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Type 'Bn'

Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
Bn
21805
Green, smooth sides, body slightly curved at bottom (could be photo problem), modern rounded windows

Bn
21525
Red White and Blue, modern smooth side, rounded windows
Saigon Yard
Bn
21580 (a little fuzzy)
Light Blue and Dark Blue and White, modern smooth sided and rounded windows

Bn
21577
Light Blue and dark Blue and White, Modern smooth sided, rounded windows

Bn
21527
Red White and Blue Smooth sided, rounded windows

Bn
21561


Bn
21585
Pale blue and dark blue with white stripe DSVN marking on side. Smooth sided. Rounded windows.
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
Bn
21855
Green, 'Chinese' style, rounded windows
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
Bn
21655
Green. 'Chinese' style, rounded windows
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.


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Above: 'Chinese' style coach in the green colour scheme.
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Type 'A'


Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
A
331667
'Anh Do' style, small windows (original), bright red side and ends, white stripes above and below windows.
Delivery photo?
A
31407
'Anh Do' style, curved sides, large modern windows, Blue Train

A
31402
Yellow, blue white, side mouldings, modern rounded windows
"New Golden Trains", Saigon yard
A
31582
Light Blue dark blue and white, Modern smooth sided, rounded windows

A
31617
Green, yellow stripe, side molding, updated (?) rounded windows
Very dirty.
A
31514
Red White and Blue, smooth sided, rounded windows
A
31556
Red White and Blue, smooth sided, rounded windows

A
31635 (?)
Red White and Blue
Shed, number fuzzy
A
31551
Red White and Blue
Sai Gon
A
31716
Green, 'Chinese' style, rounded windows
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
A
31605
Green, Chinese' style, rounded windows
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
A
31552
Red, white and blue, Airconditioned, modern windows, smooth sides
Saigon February 2012
A
31316
Red, white and blue, Airconditioned, modern windows, smooth sides, square section along roof
Saigon February 2012
A
31559
Red, white and blue, Airconditioned, modern windows, smooth sides Saigon February 2012
A
31587
Dark blue, white and light blue, airconditioned, smooth sides, modern windows
Saigon February 2012
A
31351
Red, white and blue, Airconditioned, modern windows, smooth sides Saigon February 2012


Double Deck

A2T
2101
White, thick straight blue stripe, thin red stripe above blue
Builders photo?
A2T
2102
Red White and blue
DSVN/Builder's photo
A2T
2103
White,thick blue stripe, thin red stripe "Blue Train"
Saigon Yard
A2T
2105
'Blue Train"
Photographed Saigon Station August 2010

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Above: Type A2T double deck coach built in Vietnam. VNR photo.

Type 'B'

Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
B
41553
Red, White and Blue, smooth side, modern rounded windows

B
41521
White, gree side panel "Green Train", molded sides, modern rounded windows

B (?)
4081 (possibly 41081)
Light blue, square open windows, side molding, dark yellow around windows
Old photo, Chinese style cars, many painted light blue at one stage, possibly 1980's
B
41464
Green, 'Anh Do', curved sides, small windows (original?)
Thap Cham
B
41373 (? fuzzy)
Green, 'Chinese' style

B
41492
Green, yellow stripe,'Anh Do', curved sides,original windows Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010 and Saigon February 2012
B
41681
Green, 'Chinese' style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
B
41378
Green, 'Chinese' style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
B
41310
Green, 'Chinese' style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
B
41486
Green, yellow stripe,'Anh Do', curved sides,original windows
Saigon February 2012
B
41480
Green, yellow stripe,'Anh Do', curved sides,original windows Saigon February 2012
B
41460
Green, yellow stripe,'Anh Do', curved sides,original windows Saigon February 2012






Type 'C'
Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
IICD
5535
Older style coach with curved sides

IC
55642 Older style, green, yellow stripes, completely open windows, French?
Simlilar to older brakevans
IB
43470
Older Style, green,dbl yellow stripes, windows square, wide open
Crossing Long Bien Bridge (quite a long time ago)

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Above: A much older type of coach, class 'IICD'. These coaches (or ones very similar to them) were in service in the 1930's.

Type 'HC'


Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
HC
61503
Green, side moldings square windows, yellow stripe

HC
61907
Green, side moldings, older windows

HC
61557
Red white and blue, yellow lettering
Photgraphed at Saigon August 2010
HC
61626
Yellow white blue square windows "Golden Trains" molding on side
Sai Gon
HC
61573
Red White and Blue, yelow lettering, modern smooth sided with rounded windows

HC
61627
Red, white and blue, smooth sides, modern windows, square section on roof.
Saigon February 2012

Type 'HL'
Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
HL
71751
Green, 'Chinese style'
Could be Nha Trang
HL
71501
Green baggage van
Photographed at Sai gon Station August 2010
HL
71508
Green baggage van
Photographed at Sai gon Station August 2010
HL
71751
Green, 'Chinese' style, 'Cam Lua' on side.
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
HL
71511
Green,yellow stripe,  Baggage Van
Saigon, February 2012
HL
71505
Green, yellow stripe, Baggage Van Saigon February 2012
HL
71402
Green, yellow stripe,  Baggage Van Saigon February 2012

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Above: HL 71501 being shunted at Saigon August 2010

Type 'BV PD/CV PD'
Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
CVPD
81321
Yellow Blue White Side moulding "Golden Trains", modern rounded windows, blue roof

CV PD
81614
'Blue Train' White and blue, red lining, 'Chinese style, rounded (Modern) windows
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
CVPD
81614
As above, but red,white and blue, mouldings on sides. So must have been repainted.
Saigon February 2012
BV PD
81625
Green, 'Chinese' style
Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.
CV PD
81324
'Blue Train' White and blue, red lining, 'Chinese style, rounded windows Photographed at Sai Gon Station August 2010.


Standard Gauge (1435 mm)

These coaches are used on the Hanoi-Halong standard Gauge line. They are very American in appearence.

Coach Type
Car Number
Description
Remarks
HL


Photographed on Line October 2009
B


Photographed on Line October 2009
C


Photographed on Line October 2009

Ha Long coaches01
Above: A photo I took of standard gauge (1435 mm) coach and baggage/brake van on Ha Noi-Ha Long service. October 2009.
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Above: Coaches on the same Ha Long bound standard gauge train. A close look suggests that they are classified as type 'B' and 'C'.

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Above: A modern airconditioned type being refurbished. The blue white and red colour scheme seems to be the currently preferred one.
Photo: Richard Gennis
ABOUT THIS SITE

This website is an attempt to present a collection of information and images of trains and railways in Vietnam.

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.

Website News...

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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