This was an outing organized by Eugene from Green Corridor, walk led by Margie Hall from Nature Society Singapore. For this trip, I only brought a 50mm and a fisheye(for fun) lens along.
The walk stretched from the Bukit Timah railway station to Holland Road (or Ulu Pandan area). I think there was as much as 50 or more people who attended this walk so CK and me took it slow and spent more time at the train station taking some pictures and talking to station master before following up with the rest later.
It took us about an hour plus to reach the end of the walk (which includes alot of phototaking time).
Enjoyed it heaps!
This is very near King Albert park’s McDonald (Behind this signage lies McD!)
Ms Margie Hall (Thanks for the nature walk and talk!)
An enthusiastic auntie who kept snapping with her digicam.
A train stops at the Bukit Timah railway station. On the left is the station master’s quarter’s if he had to be on duty (he calls it his BUNGALOW!)
The start of the journey onto the track. =D
A sign for the Token (a bag with a big ring that houses the key to the train). The L hook you see is for the train driver to hook the token.
A fisheye view of the station
A room for controlling the tracks (can change directions of the track etc)
CK and me camwhoring
Hashim explaining the purpose of each lever. Those that has a blue paper tag will be brought back to the museum in Malaysia after the end of this month (Jun 2011).
Every lever change will result in a change in this Signal board, powered and lit by multiple LEDs.
The used levers base.
Liz, who wanted a go at pulling the level had a tough time pulling it (not so easy hor!)
A lever in action!
An old lockpad that is used to lock up the lever room (I seriously doubt its in use? So old school and looks easy to pick man!)
Every lever action results in a movement in the levers here. =D
A fisheye view of the Bukit Timah Railway Station. =D
Hashim, the station master! A very friendly man, who invited us into his room to show us all the old equipments (too bad we cant take photos) used to operate this station. It was a memorable experience! Thanks Hashim!
CK, who was very focused on getting his shots. Check out his work!
Many many levers!
These old planks for the old track? no idea. =.=”
Some canal/drain under the track.
Traffic light! No amber light though! =D
Reaching the end of this nature walk (that’s the end where Margie ended her walk)
A top down view of the track.
The long track (this is the direction that leads back to the Bukit Timah station). There are still some people who have yet to finish the walk too.
Hope you enjoyed the photos I shared! Go have a walk there too!
I have some shots of this railway captured before this date too!
Some other random past shots (1st was taken near Commonwealth, the other 2 were taken at the station in Tanjong Pagar)