Makkasan Depot – Part I: The grounds

Makkasan Depot

The Makkasan Depot and State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Maintenance Center area is in the center of the city (map). The entire area is slated to be redeveloped into a transport junction for the Airport Link Station for the new airport. The depot and maintenance operations would be moved to a location out of town. Also: Back in 2003, 2Bangkok.com proposed the area be Bangkok's new 'Central Park'

Map of Makkasan Depot & SRT Maintenance Center
Part I: The grounds
Part II: Miscellaneous locomotives
Part III: Garden railway project trains
Part IV: Repair building 1
Part V: Repair buildings 2 & 3
Part VI: Odds and Ends

Makkasan Depot - Part I: The grounds


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

The grounds are overgrown, peaceful, idyllic... (behind building #4 on the map)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

View from the Administration Building (#12 on the map) toward the Spirit House (the path on the left).


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Employee entrance (#7 on the map)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Entrance to the machining building (#2 on the map)--no photography allowed. It contains a huge announcement board with a small Buddha image inset in it. As large as one of the train repair buildings, the machining building contains the most exotic collection of massive machining devices imaginable----most of which have been in service since 1951. To the right is the smelting building (#1 on the map)--also no photography allowed.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

The Administration Building (#12 on the map) with a small model locomotive in front.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


Makkasan Station


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Interior of Makkasan Railway Station (#9 on the map)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Warning sign above the ticket window

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