Monthly Archives: December 2010

Turntable tales Nº 12

‘Counting sleepers with your feet’ It’s pitch-dark and somewhere during the last decade of the 20th century. A Dutch journalist and humble writer of rail related stories decided to walk back to the station through the tunnel after they ploughed … Continue reading

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Turntable tales – Khun Tan pictorial

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Turntabele tales Nº 11

‘A wai for a railway guy’ Imagine you’re on the train, local 408 – a three-unit diesel hydraulic railcar – and slowly finding the way uphill to the highest point of the Northern rail line. What you don’t know but … Continue reading

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Turntable tales Nº 10

‘The laughing cow’ For a train the alignment is the same till the next station. However, cars and trucks will soon climbing to the summit where a circus of devotion will take place. Blowing the horn and the driver makes … Continue reading

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Turntable tales Nº 9

‘Ten stone on the scales’ Not far from the Lamphun station a big bridge arises above muddy waters. Three frames, a majestic view in the countryside. Before any road was built, a narrow faulty footpath even used by motorcyclist, formed … Continue reading

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Turntable tales pictorial Nº 1

Pictures of a trained eye, this is the first set and relating to the tales numbered 1-8. If you like to see them bigger, just click.

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Turntable tales Nº 8

‘The two tales of Lamphun’ How you can enjoy the railway on a poetic manner without loosing the reality? Being a buff is one thing, spotting locomotives and making notes another. Actually for kids only with awakening passion, later they … Continue reading

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