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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City land of motor bikes, manual grade crossing and oh, a train.  

 

 

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Claude_Dreyfus

Love the fact they open the barriers when the train is still passing over the crossing!

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katoftw

It is like a moto cross start.  Gates up and bikes go for it.

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chadbag
1 hour ago, Claude_Dreyfus said:

Love the fact they open the barriers when the train is still passing over the crossing!

 

Maybe the lawyer class has not gotten that big yet there.

 

 

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bill937ca

Another angle, same location.

 

 

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cteno4

That’s nothing compared to crossing a street on foot in Hanoi! Like 8 scooters abreast both directions. It’s kind of like being the frog in the old frogger video game as it’s never ending and you just have to wade out into the stream. But terrifying the first time you do it but they just flow around you...

 

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bill937ca
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Like this?

 

 

 

Another style of crossing gate.

 

 

One more.

 

 

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cteno4

Yep but in Hanoi it’s even denser with scooters, fewer cars, and much narrower streets with fewer markings and real traffic stops. Ho Chi Minh city is newer and more modern with bigger streets.

 

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Well if one wanted to model the Vietnamese railways, one could probably flum up the locos and carriages, but where in the blazes would one get the thousands of motor scooters?

You'd spend much more on the road traffic than on the trains!

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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chadbag

I think even Boston drivers might be intimidated by that traffic

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Fenway Park

It’s more scary on the pavements/sidewalks when you have mopeds and scooters using these to go against the traffic flow.

 

it took an hour and half to get from the airport to our hotel in Distrct 5 but 17 minutes return journey but this was at 6 a.m. from District 1 and over Tet in Ho Chi Minh. That also included a stop for the level crossing and the Reunification Express!

 

Hanoi was worse with terrible pollution.

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On 6/13/2019 at 4:00 AM, ben_issacs said:

Well if one wanted to model the Vietnamese railways, one could probably flum up the locos and carriages, but where in the blazes would one get the thousands of motor scooters?

 

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