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Trains, passengers and trainstations

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Waiting and boredom belongs to train travel. But...

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...train travel gave me the unique opportunity to look at Thailand from a different perspective.

How about you?

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At first I thought they where cleaning up the tracks. Later I discovered they are actually waiting and playing with the water to try to overcome the boredom. Waiting to manually fill up the trains' water reserves. Like old buses in Thailand i think the engine needs extra water to cool down due to the leaking if the old engine. However I have seen them watering carriages mainly so I guess this water will be used for train toilets and sinks as well.

Thanks for the input Bookman.thumbsup.gif

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Don Muang Station, and the Hopewell Pillars of Shame

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Hualamphong Station

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2nd Class coach to Hua Hin (I think 2nd class; better than the 40 bht 3rd-class only on the way back)

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Hua Hin platform

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I found the trains in Thailand a pretty good option, with the exception of the 3rd-class only 40 baht special on a public holiday weekend. I'd have been home hours earlier, but for a little confusion on my part between Thonburi and Chonburi. If they'd said Bangkok Noi, I'd have known what they meant...

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I found the trains in Thailand a pretty good option, with the exception of the 3rd-class only 40 baht special on a public holiday weekend. I'd have been home hours earlier, but for a little confusion on my part between Thonburi and Chonburi. If they'd said Bangkok Noi, I'd have known what they meant...

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Thanks, streetcowboy, great pics. Hua Hin station appears very small. Did you end up in Thonburi when you shoul have been in chonburi?

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I found the trains in Thailand a pretty good option, with the exception of the 3rd-class only 40 baht special on a public holiday weekend. I'd have been home hours earlier, but for a little confusion on my part between Thonburi and Chonburi. If they'd said Bangkok Noi, I'd have known what they meant...

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Thanks, streetcowboy, great pics. Hua Hin station appears very small. Did you end up in Thonburi when you shoul have been in chonburi?

I think that's just the station temple. the main building is behind me, but it's not so photogenic.

I couldn't get a seat back to Bangkok, and let a couple of trains to Thonburi go, thinking it was Chonburi. In the end, after waiting about four or five hours, got on the late-running 40 baht 3rd class only train, which was further delayed at every passing loop to let the trains out of Bangkok pass; and finally bailed out at Bang Sui to get the MRT back to Sukhumvit, and subsequently a taxi home.

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Nakhon Sawan

Old overhaul station, still in use! Notice the new scales inside the building on Pic 2.

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Hua Hin bound train at Hua Lamphong station

I love those decayed engine trains still in use. Beautiful.

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