Where to Ride a Steam Train in Thailand

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A great picture in the Bangkok Post of a steam train leaving Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok for the annual round trip to Ayutthaya. These day trips take place at least three times a year on 26th March (anniversary of the opening of the first public railway), 23rd October (anniversary of death of King Chulalongkorn) and 5th December (HM The King’s birthday). Sometimes there are additional trips. Follow me on @RichardBarrow as I always tweet about these trips in advance. These steam trains are usually kept at the workshops near Thonburi station when not being used. I have been there before to take pictures though officially it’s not open to the public. Even if you cannot get a ticket for the trip, they sell out fast, you can get a platform ticket for a few Baht and take pictures as it leaves the station. Or just wait along the tracks somewhere as it leaves Bangkok.

5 thoughts on “Where to Ride a Steam Train in Thailand

  • December 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm
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    Is the stram run on this year for the Kings birthday 2013.
    thanks,
    Garry

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    • December 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm
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      Yes, but no tickets left. It leaves Hua Lamphong at 8 am. You can go and take pictures.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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    The steam train also runs August 12 for the Queen’s birthday,usually to Ayutthaya.

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  • February 17, 2014 at 11:40 am
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    Is the annual steam run to Ayutthaya operating this year (2014) on 26 March please?

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    • February 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm
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      I’m trying to get some information now and will write a new blog if I can find out anything.

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