Walking the Songkhla Rail Line

Also: The Songkhla to Hat Rai Rail line (from the edge of town to Hat Yai)
Also: The Songkhla Station

More links: Phil Abbey has a webpage about riding trains in the south in the early 1970's which includes the Songkhla Bullet to Songkhla, the Smuggler's Express to the border, and going from Nakorn Sri Thammarat to Hat Yai


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

After crossing Saiburi Road (407), the rails crisscross a small local road.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Railroad ties stick out from the old tracks.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

The tracks pass through the grounds of the GW Hotel.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

As along many SRT lines, slums are clustered around the tracks.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

A road has been cut into the earth alongside the tracks.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Buildings constructed up to the edge of the tracks.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Here, residents have burrowed under the still intact tracks to provide access to an alleyway.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

"Close the door after you open it." - The gate leading to the trestle.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Trestle over a klong choked with water hyacinth.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Rails leading up to the trestle.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

On the other side of the trestle, more buildings straddle the tracks. Beyond this the tracks cross Road 407 again.

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