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SiKoraphum #4

Si Koraphum also has a Railway Station...Tim and I are both interested in railways, so we went to see the station while Na and Aay went off in search of the Village's famous sticky candy.

 

We found that it was in excellent condition, and was spotlessly clean.

 

Thailand's National Track Gauge is 1 metre. This track runs between Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani...a distance of approximately 600km. I have travelled on it, aboard an overnight sleeper train, from Bangkok to Surin which is about 400km and takes 10 hours...this is not a high-speed service!

 

In both images, Tim can be seen in conversation with the Assistant Station Master...that gentleman was very friendly and was keen to tell us about the railway and the Khmer ruin.

 

Railway Station

SiKoraphum #4

Si Koraphum also has a Railway Station...Tim and I are both interested in railways, so we went to see the station while Na and Aay went off in search of the Village's famous sticky candy.

 

We found that it was in excellent condition, and was spotlessly clean.

 

Thailand's National Track Gauge is 1 metre. This track runs between Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani...a distance of approximately 600km. I have travelled on it, aboard an overnight sleeper train, from Bangkok to Surin which is about 400km and takes 10 hours...this is not a high-speed service!

 

In both images, Tim can be seen in conversation with the Assistant Station Master...that gentleman was very friendly and was keen to tell us about the railway and the Khmer ruin.

 

Railway Station

comments (13)

It's a beautiful station...
Ray: It certainly put a smile on my face, Larry.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Feb 2017, 06:53
I had joined Na and Aay - but the photo is impressive.
Ray: Tim and I enjoyed to visit to the station, Philine...Na and Aay found the famous candy, and I also enjoyed helping them to eat it.
Merci pour tous ces renseignements ..400KMS en 10 Heures on a le temps de voir le paysage
Tes photos sont très belles !
Merci
Ray: C'est un bon voyage à faire ... une fois! J'ai voyagé dans le train de couchette, Claudine, donc je n'ai pas vu beaucoup à l'extérieur de la fenêtre du train.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2017, 07:08
Apart from the dead dog this station looks as pristine as do many of the temples you show us
Ray: There were several well-fed mutts on the platform, Chris...adopted by the Railway staff, who I saw feeding them...in fact, the grey one is so full of food that it needs to sleep, while the brown one is in the act of topping up!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2017, 07:33
It does look to be in fine fettle and much cleaner than those in the UK. Here the tracks would have a few Starbuck cups in the trackbed. There appears to be a dead dog on the platform int eh second image. Is this standard gauge track?
Ray: This is 1 metre gauge track, Alan, National Standard Gauge for Thailand. The grey dog is just pretending to be dead...in fact it is taking a post-lunch snooze...the station staff look after several dogs and let them on the platform.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2017, 07:33
It does look to be in fine fettle and much cleaner than those in the UK. Here the tracks would have a few Starbuck cups in the trackbed. There appears to be a dead dog on the platform int eh second image. Is this standard gauge track?
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 16 Feb 2017, 07:56
It is good to see a loved and cared-for station - as ours used to be
Ray: I was delighted to see the care that the station staff are demonstrating for this place, Lisl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Feb 2017, 08:25
Fabulous pictures and I love to see how spotless they keep it. I wonder who the dogs belong to. Or are they the 'residents'.... was the train ride comfortable, I mean the 10 hour travel. I think you saw a lot.
Ray: The station was an unexpected delight, Astrid.

The dogs are very well taken care of by the station staff.

I travelled on an overnight sleeper...dark when we left Bangkok, and just coming light when we arrived in Surin...I didn't see much through the window, but it was an interesting experience inside the carriage.
Looks quite comfortable and well kept.
Ray: The station is about 90 years old, Mary, and is probably in better-than-new condition.
Two great shots. It's good when the ladies do their thing and the men theirs and then join up later on the for the eating bit. I love the dog asleep on the platform.
Ray: Station staff were feeding the dogs while we were there, Brian...I believe they have adopted a number of strays.
Very interesting stuff Ray.
Ray: I am delighted you think so, Oh Travelling One!
A splendid Railway station Ray. 40kph seems a nice speed for a comfortable 10 hour kip
Ray: I made the trip twice, Bill...that is enough now!
Don't care that much for trains - but I really like these photos! The processing in the top is really cool, and I love the dogs in the bottom photo!

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