The International Steam Pages
The Penang Hill Railway, 2012 - The Upper Section 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 5 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.
Going up... The air gets thinner, the jungle more enticing but someone was not taking at all kindly to my presence at Viaduct Station:
It's not very far up from Moniot Road, you can see the station and the old car in the background in the left picture, but it certainly feels it and the sweat was pouring out as I had to come through the jungle and not taken the obvious short cut:
Actually, the section after the station is the more photogenic in a classical sense, if you can tell whether these trains are going up or down, then you're a better man than I, Gunga Din. At least I've got the video action to check.
I'm pleased to say that the next piece of wildlife I encountered was a lot less threatening:
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson