|The Saigon - My Tho railway line was inaugurated as the first train service in French Indochina in 1885. It was used after the Indo-China War, undergoing destruction and restoration until 1958.|
Usually, I used the U.S. army map for an old Vietnam map. However, I only had the 1970 edition, after the line was disused. I traced the route, using a Japanese foreign country, 1/100000 scale, map printed in 1940. The railway that ran side by side on the National Highway QL1 left the road in the Cho Den river, and took a separate route.
|I can definitely find the trace of the route when I look on an aerial photograph on Google.|
|This way, a factory siding of the right seems to be a route trace.|
|There might be a railroad line alongside palm trees.|
|The railroad line had spanned the river here, but I couldn't find the abutment pier trace.|
Across the river, let's search on the opposite bank.|
There is a way to draw a rail curve. Because the surrounds are ponds and damp ground, this must not have to been an abolished line trace.
|Neighborhood of My Tho. The old road was an abolished line trace, but the way was wide, and I could not find the trace.|
Aug 16, 2014
Dec 7, 2013
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Oct 5, 2013
|I ride north continuously today at National highway 1. Temperature lowered very much from HCMC. The red earth spreads out, but has a feeling that the transparency of the river increased.|
Chien Dan, Hindu temple of the Champa kingdom. They were made in 11-12 centuries.
I rode 140km and arrived at Hoian. This was a tourist city.
149.3 km / 1053.1km
Oct 3, 2013
|I rode through the mediocre way of the midland today.|
On the roadside, the people made something.
And there was an amusement place of children.
Because my father goes for delivery, I tend the store while studying.
Good "nha nghi", dainty "com" and nice "caphe sua"
111.0 km / 903.8km
Oct 2, 2013
|National highway 1D, open cut new road.|
Across a small mountain pass to provincial capital of Binh Dinh, Qui Nhon.
Slip on a rail track on road, for the first and only time in this trip.
In the hotel, I was with Russian motorcyclists. They were the tourists who took an animation.
81.2 km / 792.8km
Oct 1, 2013
|Dai Lanh fishing port at dawn. There was no breakwater here. Fishermen passed on a pail boat.|
I cycled heading north on National highway No.1. It was another 1185km to Hanoi.
In a bicycle shop, I oiled a chain. However, it was too thick.
95.5 km / 711.6km