Travel by train in the country is a constant street theater. Can enjoy fantastic scene views and daily life along the way. It is impossible to be bored even on a long journey.
The first ever operate locomotive in the Railways history in Myanmar lunched in the operating between Yangon and Pay on May 1, 1877 by then called Irrawaddy State Railways Co inaugurated by it commissioner Mr. Reifer Thompson. Myanmar maintains 4684 km of metre guage railway line and 550 railway stations. Rolling stock consisted of 318 locomotive 48 steam and the remainder diesel plus 1130 passenger coaches. There are two types Express and Local. Express trains offer three classes of passage: Sleeper upper class and ordinary class.
Gohteik viaduct is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin U Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.The bridge was constructed in 1899 and completed in 1900 by Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction. The components were made by the Pennsylvania Steel Company, and the parts were shipped from the United States. The rail line was constructed as a way for the British Empire to expand their influence in the region. The construction project was overseen by Sir Arthur Rendel, engineer for the Burma Railroad Company.
The viaduct stretches 689 metres (2,260 ft) from end to end with 15 towers which span 12 metres (39 ft) along with a double tower 24 metres (79 ft) long. The 15 towers support 10 deck truss spans of 37 metres (121 ft) along with six plate girder spans 18 metres (59 ft) long and an approach span of 12 metres (39 ft). Many sources have put the height of the bridge at 250 metres (820 ft). This is supposedly a measurement to the river level as it flows underground through a tunnel at the point it passes underneath the trestle. The true height of the bridge as measured from the rail deck to the ground on the downstream side of the tallest tower is 102 metres (335 ft). The cost of the bridge construction was 111,200 £.