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Taiwan's Sugar Railways

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Taiwan's Collieries     Kaohsiung Trams     Other Bits and Pieces

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Zihu - along the line

Wu shu lin - along the line


Taiwan's Collieries

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Taiwan's Collieries




Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail

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Circular Light Rail, Kaohsiung

This may be the World's first catenary-free system, opened in 2013 on the disused harbour lines. 14 stations are open until the circle is completed when there will be 37. The trams are Spanish CAF vehicles in 9 sets, with individual parts numbered 011 - 015 to 091 - 095 with 15 more sets on order for the full system.


Other Bits and Pieces

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Fortifications

There I was, stranded on Fafa Island off Tongatapo, and when the typhoon blew itself out and I took the boat over to the mainland for a high-speed visit to a very short-lived railway. At some time, a narrow gauge railway ran from Queen Salote Wharf on the Pacific to the central lagoon of Tongatapo. The memory lives on as 'Railway Road' follows its course and, sadly, the route is all that seems to remain. Other that it was used to move copra there seems to be nothing known about it - its gauge, its motive power or its lifespan.


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