„Dancing Slow Train“ from Thazi to Inle Lake
Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Burma. It attracts many visitors. Its an absolutely amazing scenic ride on the 'Slow Train From Thazi'.
After crossing the plain from Thazi, the train enters the hills and climbs up a steep mountainside on a series of switchbacks, reversing several times and backing up the slope to gain height. In several places, the train loops around and doubles back on itself. One can see very English mock-Tudor station buildings in Thazi or at the old British hill station of Kalaw. (from seat61.com).
Myanmar Railways is the state-owned agency that operates the railway network in Myanmar.
The quality of the railway infrastructure is generally poor. Most remains in poor repair, and is not passable during the monsoon season. The max. speeds of trains on this line are 20 km/h ; (extract from Wikipedia).