Morning Departure

A snapshot from Burma

By / April 2013

Yangon Station, Burma

At sunrise, the “36 Down” train pulls away from a nearly deserted platform at the central train station in Yangon, Burma. The train is headed for Moulmein, a port city to the south. Yangon Station, along with many of the trains that ply the Burmese rail system, are relics from the days of the British Empire, which ruled Burma until 1947.


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