Burma, Yonbin Forest Tramway

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Burma, Yonbin Forest Tramway

The 'Burma, Yonbin Forest Tramway' in the 'Northern Division' was leased by the 'Burma Forest Department' to Steel Brothers & Co Ltd under a concession agreements. The 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) tramway was laid in 1928-29 and used to carry trees to the Burma Railway which were then transported to the Swa Sawmill for conversion into timber. A skidding machine was used to carry the trees to the tramway. The line was still in use in 1931-21 but thought to have closed shortly after as the Swa Sawmill closed in 1931 [1].

References

  1. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compiled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry MY05 page ....