|Huai Saw Phat train station in North-East Thailand|
Reposting from 2018. I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889. I will try to make a serie of train stations under the tag TRAIN STATIONS, before modernisation will make this all history. This little train station is Huai Sa Phat along the north-east line Bangkok - Nong Kai. Many railway stations have lovely small gardens and very well taken care. At the station you will see 2 rail-tracks (see following photos) .... but about 500m south of this station is a old one-track steel bridge crossing a small river. I was able to go inside the control room and make some photos of how this was 100 years ago (and still is now). If you like old Thai train stations then hurry up and visit them all as modernisation is destroying beautiful history!
|Brake-signal machines. Still in use?|
|Going south to Khon Kaen|
|Train leaving in direction of Udon Thani|
|Close-up of the brake-signal machine|
|Platform in direction of Udon Thani|
|No real road access, but at least there is Skylab waiting for passengers|