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14 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

I have travelled extensively on SRT and always enjoy the thrill and excitement of riding 3rd class, sitting on the steps of the open doorways, always handy as I was a smoker back then, standing at the back of the train with just a piece of chain between you and the track , and of course the squat toilet :smile: I can't use one in normal circumstances let alone on a moving train :giggle: Unfortunately I seem to have mislaid some of my old photo files, they maybe on an old machine, I will investigate.

 

I have also been fortunate enough to travel at the other end of the spectrum, the Eastern and Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, I hope you will enjoy this set of pics from earlier this year.

 

Leaving Woodlands, Singapore.

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Over the causeway into Malaysia.ODSC01139.JPG

Our cabin.DSC01144.JPG

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Afternoon Tea.DSC01146.JPG

A very expensive bottle of Aussie wine, very nice, but $55 !!DSC01151.JPG

The Library. You can also get a foot massage here.DSC01164.JPG

One of the restaurant cars.DSC01165.JPG

The other one :)DSC01166.JPG

Only enough room for one person, impossible to pass.DSC01167.JPG

The Piano bar.DSC01171.JPG

A G n T for me, a Mocktail for the Mrs.DSC01176.JPG

Compact & Bijou en suite bathroom/showerDSC01181.JPG

The train is about 1/2 a kilometre long.DSC01186.JPG

The observation car bar.DSC01190.JPG

The adorable hostesses, their costumes change along the way, Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai.DSC01191.JPG

Afternoon Tea.DSC01193.JPG

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From the observation car.DSC01201.JPG

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We stopped at Hua Hin for a while, all of a sudden hoardes of Chinese tourist thought that they could come aboard, the staff quickly kicked them off.DSC01214.JPG

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The New Main station being built in Bangkok.DSC01232.JPG

Thank you for sharing Golden Triangle, nice shots.

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During a trip from Ayutthaya to Bangkok I met this chap, he only latched onto me because I was sitting on the steps having a smoke - roll ups, he cadged a few from me along the way, I don't think he had a ticket because as the train slowed on the approach to BKK he hopped off. :smile:

 

The rest are just general views of a toilet :biggrin: And life along the trackside.

 

I hope you enjoy them.

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Phitsanulok Station, we had the local tour bus to ourselves ie I paid for it to go :giggle: I wasn't gonna hang around for another 20 passengers, so only got these 3 shots as we made our merry way around town LOL 

 

My knees aren't what they used to be unfortunately, so I cannot do extended periods of walking, which is a shame as I miss so much :sad:

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The new sleeping cars ; lign Bangkok - Nong Khai ( photos shot august 18 year 2017 )

nice and beautiful..but for how long ?

Ah! Never buy the upper bed, the light is never  shut during the night and if you are as tall as I am or taller ( 193 cm or more ) difficult to have a good sleep;

the beds are 180/185 cm long

 

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Outside Lopburi railway station Made at Glasgow's Hyde Park works in 1903, started work in Thailand  1913, retired in 1967. 

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