Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sabah Steam Train - The Vulcan

This is the last and only steam train in Malaysia that is still in operation. The Vulcan, built in 1954 is a 2-6-2 British Vulcan steam locomotive. It is also one of the only functional wood-burners left in the world.

Mom planned this trip to Sabah hoping that I could get a ride on the Vulcan but it is currently under renovation. Fortunately we were given permission to visit the Tanjong Aru Station where the renovation works are being carried out and it was definitely the highlight of the Sabah trip.

Here's Jayden, Tyler and I exploring the train yard:

You can read more about the Vulcan at the North Borneo Railway site

Sutera Harbour Resort and visit to the islands.