Various Bangkok Tram Photos



Early 1890s - Tram and trailer
Note the very early tram and trailers design.
(from the collection of Ric Francis)


Trams being built in a workshop
This is probably the one at Maen Sri Intersection (AKA Saphan Dam)
not far from the Maensri Branch of the Metropolitan Waterworks
(from the collection of Ric Francis)


Sprinkler tram passing the tramway office site
(from the collection of Ric Francis)


1896 - Charoen Krung Road area
(from the collection of Ric Francis)


1896 - Charoen Krung Road area
(from the collection of Ric Francis)

Tram Interior
Tram interior

Undated photo of an early-style tram on the Bang Krabue-Saladaeng line going over a bridge.

Magic lantern slide of "Bangkok Electric Tram"circa 1894
(from the collection of Ric Francis)
Bangkok Tram
Bangkok tram in the Thailand Railway Hall of Fame (no.97)
Official opening of the SEC Tramway in 1901 with Tram No 4 leading. It is only photo of the first fleet of SEC on opening day with HM the King and the Crown Prince on board.

The cover of Chai Ya Pook magazine from 1968. Now nearly forgotten, the trams were a everyday part of Thai city life for nearly 100 years.
Tram Control Panel
Tram control panel (in Belgian) with control handles removed. The left dial controls speed and the right handle controls forward or backward motion (thanks to Barry Cross for clearing this up).
Bangkok Tram
Bangkok tram in the Thailand Railway Hall of Fame (no.97)
Tram-Stop Signs

Tramway sign on New Road. Look close! On the left side of the nearest pole is a triangular sign with three stars. This is the tramway sign.

A present day photo of a tram stop sign
This is probably the last tram sign at Yaowarat Road near Werng Nakhonkasem (Thieves Market)
(from the collection of Ric Francis)
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