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Bangkok, Thailand, Railways

Posted: June 17, 2007


Alfredo Grasso of Milan, Italy, shares photos taken in Bangkok, Thailand
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 The hall side of the Bangkok main station isn't too different than many European railway stations, for example, Milan Central (Italy) or Paris Gare de Lyon (France), though on a slightly different scale.
 
 This is the track side of the station of Bangkok Hua Lampong, with a classic roof built of iron and glass. Entrance is available by purchasing a platform ticket.
 
 In this area the roof ends, it is possible to see the maze of tracks of the State Railways of Thailand outside the station shed.
 
 Diesel-electric locomotive ALS 4136 prepares to depart Hua Lampong station.
 
 Bangkok Hua Lampong: a close-up of the diesel-electric locomotive GEA 4535, built by General Electric as model GE CM22-7i.
 
 This is the diesel-electric locomotive HID 4519, built by Hitachi. It looks simple and not too aerodynamic. Actually, also in Europe there are new and high-tech diesel engines but with more attention to styling, such as the Vossloh G-2000.
 
 SRT locomotives side-by-side at Bangkok Hua Lampong: Alstom ALS 4141 close to Hitachi HID 4519.
 
 On display next to the tracks of Hua Lampong you can see the steam locomotive Class 714, type Mogul 2-6-0. This engine was built by Hitachi in 1935 and first was in service for JNR.
 
 
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