Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ubon Train Station

Outside of Bangkok, this is the biggest, nicest train station that I have seen in Thailand. The old locomotive is interesting. Anything over forty years or so ago they were still pulling the trains around here. My buddy Ajan K., who's even older than me, remembers when the train from BKK to the east came to a big grade and they actually had to split the boggies, remove half the wheels, so the locomotive could pull half the wheels up the hill and then return for the rest of the train, after which they had to put the whole thing back together again.

Now that's entertainment!

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