Monthly Archives: January 2011

Thailand from the train

‘The semaphore serenade’ A particular shape Uttaradit at the end of the station platform facing in Northern direction, there they are; a tall one, a small one (a giant – a dwarf) one thin, one fat, Stan and Oliver, the … Continue reading

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Thailand from the train

‘On the wagon’ In the last story two beautiful old coaches and a steamer disappeared in the sometimes hard to understand means heritage in Thailand is treated or maltreated if you wish. The railway legacy seems to be no exception … Continue reading

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Thailand from the train

A peculiar painting, nine pictures of a trained eye, a slideshow and more or less related to the story: ‘On the wagon’  Here are the titels: Nº 1 – Take a seat and have a look Nº 2 – After … Continue reading

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Thailand from the train

‘A lost steamer’ How far a steam engine can run on worn-out sleepers? Not far, because the picture above was taking in Nakhon Pathom in March 1994, seventy one kilometer from the Bangkok Hua Lamphong station. The preserved former Japanese … Continue reading

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Turntable tales Nº 16

‘Sunset over rail’ In the original form these tales ended in Nakhon Lampang and where relieved by the tales of train 408, because Lampang has the pleasure having another turntable. The next one is situated at Uttradit at the depot … Continue reading

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Turntable tales Nº 15

‘A horse and a carriage’ The last tale begins on the scales, another Dutch machine but here fully in operation, a lot of parcels leaving Lampang by train. Jan Molenschot & Zn. Breda – Holland Capacity 500 kg Type FM … Continue reading

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Turntable tales Nº 14

‘The dream of steam’ It is an almost flat stretch – only 45 meter difference in elevation between the two stations – a train is speeding to the final destination of this part of the tales. At km 645 + 125 … Continue reading

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