Working Steam Trains in Thailand

If you have followed any of my blogs then you probably know that I am a steam train enthusiast. Whenever I see a steam train around Thailand I will photograph it. Every time I hear that there will be a trip on a steam train, I book my tickets. I was really sad when the annual steam trips had all be cancelled. From what I heard,  there was a shortage of spare parts and that they couldn’t repair any of the trains.

Now comes some good news from the Facebook page of Train Lism. They posted these pictures of Trains No. 850 and No. 824 which have apparently been repaired and are seen here rolling out of the Thonburi workshops. I hope that this will mean that the steam train trips will be going ahead. Normally they are held 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 December 5th (birthday of the present king). Follow me on Twitter @RichardBarrow for updates on this as I will be first in line to buy tickets if it is true!

2 thoughts on “Working Steam Trains in Thailand

  • December 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    steam trains rn on August 12 for HM Queen’s birthday

  • November 29, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Hi Richard.
    I am the owner of Hunslet saddle tank 0-6-0 Beatrice. It runs at Embsay near Skipton. see Steam Rail. mag. issue 408 pg. 34.
    I am in Bangkok, staying with relatives for 10 days from Feb 12th. Is it possible for me to visit Thornburi depot to see steam locos?
    Regards John beesley


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