Norry

A Norry also known as a bamboo train is a form of transport that I haven’t come across before. Basically it’s a timber platform on top of a set of railway wheels this “cart” gets powered by a small petrol engine connected via a V-belt to one of the axles.
As long as you know what the train schedule is so you don’t run into a real train you’re Ok.

When you run into a Norry that comes from the opposition direction you simply stop and decides which one gets dismantled and stacked on the side of the line while the other one goes by.

As far as I am aware these contraptions only run near Battambang in Cambodia and even their days might be numbered as they are technically illegal and the government might decide to enforce the law any day soon now.

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