260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

KTM Railway

Again, We (CK+his friends, Steve and Me) attended this Green Corridor walk hosted by Eugene and walk led by Jerome Lim of the popular blog (http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/)

This 3rd walk along this KTM railway tracks could be the last we could ever take (The whole KTM track along this route will be made history once July 2011 comes) so I made my way down for this event even though CK, Steve and me had walked through the same route 2 week before. I had only my 50mm and my fisheye with me this time again. Thus, mind the distortion on the images. =P

This time round, we were walking from Railway Mall to the BukitPanjang level crossing at the Ten Mile Junction. Good thing was, the skies were pretty BLUE, which also meant that it’s hotter lah.. =D

Don’t get so bored by my post… I got a shot of Denise Keller at least!

And please, for the sake of nature and history, let’s support the Green Corridor! Do a search on Facebook or Google for them!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Here is Jerome and Eugene (Stars of the day)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

The stretch of bridge that spans across the main road along Bukit Timah @ Railway Mall

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

No tripod so I shall add a shadow of myself into the composition. =D

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
Slow down the removal of history please?

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Another piece of history, the Standard Chartered standalone house, which have been there for ages…. Since my poly days. Phew~

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

I didn’t realise that’s Denise Keller initially until I read Jerome’s blog! =.=”

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Taken at the Hillview crossing…. See the number of photographers shadows!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

The lush corridor that is seldom seen in modern Singapore.

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
Part of the idea to capture the buildings and the tracks is to identify the modern architecture with the historical tracks. I saw dust on my camera’s sensor. Oops!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
Train is coming, Train is coming, Train is commmmmminggggg!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

A passenger enjoying the scenes of Singapore from a Train’s Point of View while it lasts.260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
Let’s make me memorable with some camwhoring session!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
This is along Assumption English school, where there isn’t much pathway to get back onto the main road anymore. We just have to walk till we reach Mindef.

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
The kind officer at the level crossing outside Gombak. We heard from some participants that the guys in this station are facing alot of stress as it’s just outside a military base and it’s quite sensitive to have too many people coming by to take pictures. No wonder we got fussed at 2 weeks ago by another KTM officer. =D

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
The old houses outside Gombak Crossing. I doubt it’s in use anymore.

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Piece of railway track seen in the long grasses260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Finally we reached the Bukit Panjang level crossing. This KTM officer seems to be here forever (We saw him 2 weeks back too!) and one of the most friendly ones around. He was a hot star that day, everyone wants a picture with him!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

CK and David getting a portrait of him

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Work shoes

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Simple circuits for the old railway tracks

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
Our dear Mr M.Manikavasan!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Cyclists were doing a cycling stint through the tracks, which is pretty cool but could pose some form of danger I thought, especially when the trains are moving fast.

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
A maintenance train passing by with KTM staff waving at all photographers who were taking photos of the train!

260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)
260611 Bukit Panjang Railway (Green Corridor event)

Thanks for viewing! That’s all I took for that day!

 

My previous KTM Railway postings:

https://bigbert.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/180611-bukit-timah-railway-visit-2/

https://bigbert.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/110611-bukit-timah-railway-green-corridor-event/

https://bigbert.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/day-out-the-keppel-train-station/

https://bigbert.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/030110-abandoned-railway-track-sunset-way/