Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nostalgic trains of Borneo-Beaufort Station

I was in Beaufort for a ride back to the old colonial times.
The ride was a nostalgic one,
nostalgic for the twisting old rail line from Beaufort to Tenom
which was first build in 1903 more than a century ago
and the old rail car no:3102 offered
after the schedule one had some engine trouble.


The rail  service is at present under going a complete upgrade
 with new lines,stations, locomotives and coaches
 in a long delayed project which when completed will means
a more comfortable and efficient service to passengers.


The new Beaufort Station.
No:3102 rail bus.

No:4201 a 1970  Nippon Saryo diesel locomotive.


No:6105 a Hitachi diesel locomotive.


Some small railcar probably use by maintenance crew.




A panoramic view of Beaufort from Melde Hotel.

Narrow metal bridges like this one across the Padas river,
build many years ago are a common sight here
The town center nearby the market.
Plenty of old wooden shophouse around here.
Underneath this row of shop are stored wooden boats(sampans)
for used whenever the Padas river overflow its banks.



Sabah State Railways


View Beaufort Railway Station in a larger map

13 comments:

JIPP said...

the train service has reopened now. Too bad I've never been on any of the trains yet.

thomas said...

Jipp,
The Beaufort Tenom trains were never closed,only temporary due to landslide while the rest of the line to KK remains closed .

M-Knight said...

nice photos

bjay69 said...

yes nice photo...

papabear said...

those pictures make me feel as if Beaufort is in a different era when compared to the West Malaysian cities..

NARDtheNERD said...

never been in this place yet,..
huhu

Gaia Eos said...

trains like this are full of nostalgia...remind you of the past treasure...where there was no TGV or rush against the time...where travelling was still a pleasant time towards new journey...take care Thomas ;)

Seri Bahasa said...

baru sekali naik dari kk ke beaufort...best sambil tengok pemandangan kampung sepanjang jalan.

Kristin said...

This post reminds me of the train station in Singapore. They gonna relocate soon, I probably should go there and take some pics =)

CaDLyNN said...

uncle thomas!
gambar2 itu nmpk sgt hidup...cantik as usual~

Cheqna said...

Thomas,

So jealous that you are all over..hehe..but at least with you doing the cuti-cuti Malaysia, I could at least know places that I don't have the opportunity to go.

so thanks for sharing...in some photos, the colourful pics remind me of kids show "Thomas and the tank engines"..hehe

:-)

Polskahackrew said...

hebat awak dah jelajah sampai kampung saya..('',)

thomas said...

Polskahackrew,
Lalu sahaja belum jelajah lagi
maklumlah naik bus je.

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