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A Train Ride From Saigon To Nha Trang (1952)

During his short time in Vietnam, Swiss photojournalist, Werner Bischof, captured rarely seen slices of life on a train from Saigon to Nha Trang in 1952.

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Bischof’s photography depicts the poverty and despair of post-war life in European and Asian countries, as well as the beauty of nature and humanity.

These photos were taken while the photographer was on assignment for Paris Match magazine.

60 years ago, steam trains served mostly poor passengers.

Resting during the long ride.

Passengers a economy cabin with no seats.

Economy cabins were usually filled with many goods among the passengers. 

An alternative for the shortage of seats.

Vendors at train stops.

A little break at a stop. 


Simple meals served on the long ride.

Meals were transported between cars on top of the train.

A conductor inside the locomotive.

Scene at the Nha Trang train station.

[h/t Vn Express]

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