All Aboard the Juche Express

August 14th, 2012
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Should anyone be surprised that the Dear Leader turned dearly departed aboard a train carriage? A somewhat outdated mode of transport, forever travelling the same route where the passengers’ conditions are predetermined according to class: in many ways, North Korea is a train. Certainly, transit by locomotive is one of the few means by which

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Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell is a freelance journalist who has published in several national Irish newspapers.

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  • Markus_B

    Beautiful written piece.  ”
     bullock carts, dilapidated houses and manual labour ” reminds me of the train journey from Beijing to Yanji, in the North East.  Very similar scenes can be glimpsed in the Chinese countryside.  

  • Markus_B

    Beautifully written piece.  ”  bullock carts, dilapidated houses and manual labour ” reminds me of the train journey from Beijing to Yanji, in the North East.  Very similar scenes can be glimpsed in the Chinese countryside.