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SAIGON-CHOLON Tramway

This section of track was the first example of any kind of railway to operate in Vietnam. It ran from Saigon to Cholon (now a suburb of Saigon).

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Above: Saigon Station in 1881 (First Year of Operation). This was not located on the same site as the current station as the original line terminated opposite the Ben Thanh Markets.

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Above: The first train from Saigon to Cholon, 27 December 1881.



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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 2009, I've collected quite a bit of data and quite a few photos, though there are some ommissions. This is particularly so with historical data.

How long it will take me to get it all up online I don't know. So please be patient.




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Railways in Vietnam website 2009-2011 David Gurnett
Updated March 31,  2011
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