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This page will concentrate on the various types of freight wagons used on the DSVN and it's predecessors.

'Green' G Type Box Cars
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Above: G 231772

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Above: G 231796 on the end of a passsenger train, Saigon Station

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Above: G 231432 at Saigon Station, August 2010. Note unusual bogies (see close up below)


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Above: close up of bogie fitted to G 231373. This appears to be the same as 231432.  Saigon Station, August 2010.

Other Box Cars

There seem to be almost as many types of boxcars as there are boxcars. Some of the different types are shown in the images below: This particular type appears suspiciously American.

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Above: Boxcars 231554 and 131748 at Da Nang

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Above: Boxcar 231722 at Thap Cham, August 2010

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Above: This boxcar, at Thap Cham, August 2010, looks suspiciously like the silver two door boxcars seen in many photos taken pre 1975 in Southern Vietnam (apart from the colour of course)

Container Wagons

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Above: Container wagon 621915 in Da Nang.

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Above: Container wagon 631893 in Da Nang yard.

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Above: Container Wagons on a freight train heading out of Saigon.

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Above: Container wagons on a freight train heading north through Thap Cham Station, August 2010

Gondolas/Open Wagons

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Above: Gondola/open wagon 331639 at Saigon Station, August, 2010

Flat Wagons with Fold Down Sides
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Above: CD 5243 at Saigon Station, August 2010.

Tank Cars
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Above: Tank Car 831014 at Thap Cham August 2010

Brake Vans


Brake vans appear to be classified as XT irrespective of design.

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Above: Bogie brakevan in Da Nang yard.
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Above: XT 3737

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Above: A similar type of brakevan but with a boxcar type door on the side.
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Above: Standard gauge (1435mm)  4 Wheel XT 1003

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Above: XT 1003 from another angle.

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Above: A fuzzy shot (a still from a video)of an older type of brakevan.
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.




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