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    One of the longest trains ever assembled in South East Asia left Singapore Oct 25 on a 15-hundred mile journey to Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia.

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    One of the longest trains ever assembled in South East Asia left Singapore Oct 25 on a 15-hundred mile journey to Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia.

    The train, consisting of 30 Australian covered goods wagons, is a gift from Australia to Cambodia under the colombo Plan.

    Part of the train's long journey was through the Federation of Malaya, and, as a Colombo Plan contribution, the Malayan Government agreed to bear the full cost of transporting the wagon train as far as the Thai Border.

    At Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaya, the train was inspected by Australian High Commissioner - Mr Critchley - and the Malayan Acting Minister for Transport - Ecnhe Abdul Rahman Talib.

    On arrival at the Thai Border the train was divided into two sections for the haul through Thailand and Cambodia to Phnom Penh.

    The 30 wagons represented the final instalment of 74 wagons and four passenger carries given by Australia to Cambodia at a cost at about GBP500,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9U5WPKRKLB3HIHSRKLMLOYVGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9U5WPKRKLB3HIHSRKLMLOYVGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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