The Paknam-Bangkok Railway

The first railway in Thailand used to run from Paknam in Samut Prakan into Bangkok. The terminal station was in front of Hua Lamphong where Rama IV Road is now. Back then there weren’t so many lanes. The railway was opened in 1893 with steam trains. At that time Paknam was an important fishing port. Later the steam trains were replaced by electric trams. The line was finally closed in 1959 and the track was pulled up. Today there is little evidence that it ever existed apart from a road that bears it’s name. Now, some of the original running stock has arrived back in Paknam. One of the steam trains, a carriage and a tram.

6 thoughts on “The Paknam-Bangkok Railway

  • February 4, 2022 at 12:50 pm
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    Hello Richard,
    I wonder if you can give me a location of the railway exhibits at Paknam ,
    Thank you

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    • February 23, 2022 at 8:47 am
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      It has moved to the observation tower which isn’t open to the public yet

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  • October 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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    hi Richard……….I went to pak nam last june 2016 the tram has been moved do you know where it is now? many thanks doug

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  • August 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm
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    These look like the exhibits that were on display in the Science Museum at Ekkamai, is that the case?

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    • August 14, 2012 at 7:39 am
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      That is correct. Though in a far worse condition than I remembered.

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