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 IV: Repair building 1
Lot and lots and lots of parts... The buildings are mainly lit by overhead skylights and have the smell of fresh clean oil (#6 on the map).
Despite the many varied parts, they all seem to be well-organized.
Rolling segment of tracks between repair buildings so shunt trains to any repair berth.
Above and below: Locomotives being reconditioned
The chalk writing says: Took off the electric cable already. Can renovate or rechange it. 8/10/2004