Citizens of Hanoi have long no longer heard the tinkle of tram lines running around the city center. The train has become a beautiful memory for generations of Hanoians.
The verse "The guy who thinks and cook / Born a train running around the streets" becomes a familiar memory of those who have been attached to Ha Noi for many years. Today, there are no figures of trams running around Hanoi, but a century ago, this train used to be the most modern public transport in the capital.
Tram lines radiate from the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake to the gates of the gate, extending as far as Ha Dong. The picture shows the train running through Dong Xuan market after 1975. By early 1990, the trains were officially killed.
Trains are a popular public transport for all classes of Hanoians in the 20th century. In May 1900, the French officially built the Hanoi tram factory and set up railroad tracks. Tram attached to Trang An land until the end of the 20th century.
Each train has two or three cars, the first car has two classes of tickets including first and second class. First class has cushion seats, sitting horizontally looking straight, second class sitting along, hard seats. Chemical goods under the seat, baskets, optical hook outside the last car.
Today, the image of electric trains with jingling sounds is only clear in the memory of the generation of Hanoians at the age of ten or older. The train has worked hard to make the image of Thang Long town more than two-thirds of a century.
Now, the next generation only envisions the legacy of the earth through pictures, songs, and poems. German photographer Thomas Billhardt recorded precious photographs of Hanoi and the city's old transport in the 1970s.
The roads of Quan Thanh, Kim Ma, Dinh Tien Hoang, Nguyen Khuyen . used to run by the train, nowadays there is no shadow of the unique means of Ha Noi. Instead, the street is filled with various types of transportation from private to public.
In modern times, many types of new vehicles appear, few people remember or mention about the train year. Many streets that used to go by now are old streets, those who have long associated with Thang Long land are only nostalgic about the sound of "jingling early in the night" in memory.