The steam locomotive in Myanmar is historic and interesting to the visitors who are eager in locos. The railways of Myanmar remain during the WW II after 1940s. The Japanese occupied in 1942 and the finally recapture of the country by the Allies in 1944-45 so that resulted many damage to the truck and locomotives as well as the railways throughout the country. In the Japanese reining a number of 3ft 6in gauge engines from Japan were modified to serve for as part of transportation in Myanmar, in the period 1944-46 the allied forces brought in additional stock. After the WWII, large orders were placed with British manufacturers, those types being in fact standard pre-war designs. From 1957 to the present, only diesel locomotives were ordered. Therefore, steams Locomotives are getting extinct in the world today. But in Myanmar, more than 20 steam locos are in service for mankind everyday. This is an opportunity to see them in their action for international steam enthusiasts. It is believed that this opportunity will not last forever. Steam Locos (YB/YC/YD) are converted to oil firing started around 1962.
"Myanmar Mines Railway in Namtu"
The following locos are in service throughout Myanmar.
|Class of engine||YB||YC||YD||ST|
|Date of build||1947/48||1932||1929||1948|
|Date put into
use in Myanmar
|Used for||Local||Mail / Express||Goods||Shunting / Local|
|Maker's name||Vulcan Foundry.||Skoda Loco
|Swiss Loco, Works.||Robert Stephen's
& Hawthorns Co. Ltd
|Class of Steam Locomotive|
|Year put into services||1948||1948||1950||1948|
|No. of running locomotive||2||4||5||2|
|Use for||Passenger & Goods Train||Passenger & Goods Train||Passenger & Goods Train||Suburban Train|
|Manufacturer||Vulcan Foundary Ltd,Newton-le-Willows|| Vulcan Foundary Ltd,
| Vulcan Foundary Ltd,
| Rodert Stepheson & Hawthrons Ltd
New Castle & Darlington
|1||Yangon Circular Railway||29.50||47.20|