The International Steam Pages
The Penang Hill Railway, 2012 - The Middle Station Part 2
For convenience I have now grouped lifestyle illustrated features by topic:
The Penang Hill Railway has undergone big changes between 2009 and 2012, this is Part 3 of the 2012 account, you can read about it in the following pages:
I have uploaded a 10 minute video of the new railway to YouTube (16th April 2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m05hlwSU2bk.
Stand back a little on the viewing balcony and the major changes at the Middle Station are readily apparent, the new platforms are on the left upper:
Here a train approaches and stops, note the other coach at the far end of the passing loop:
The extent to which the track has been lowered is clear in this picture, the small steps were the old platform!
This is the bottom end of the passing loop with the Middle Station complex behind...
... and the trains crossing in the loop. Remember that this is a recently widened section and note how the environmental impact is almost non-existent.
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson