Old SRT buildings at Hualamphong

Nils writes: One afternoon... I decided to have a look at the SRT buildings that stretch along the eastern side of Khlong Padung Krung Kasem north of Hualamphong.
Some way behind the Eastern & Oriental rail platform there is a diesel engine repair shop, then the railway police station (opposite a bridge over the khlong) with small park and some rail exhibits, then the actual HQ complex, and finally, at the northern end, immediately before getting to Rama I Road, you will find a large warehouse (?), a handsome 3-storey structure built from brick and wood that is no longer used, but which can be accessed. It was really nice to explore this historic building, as it is very atmospheric - particularly the wooden staircase!


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HQ building, unfortunately off-limits (they have historical locos parked to both sides of the building)


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View through the gate


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The famous SLM diesel loco, one of two acquired from switzerland in 1928 (on the other side of the building is a small steam loco)


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Benches near the khlong


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Part of the main admin building


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Near the railway police station: open-air exhibits and Library train


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RSR wagon built in Makkasan


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Armoured railcar


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The 'warehouse' (looking north - Rama I Road is behind)


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The wooden staircase (with a plaque stating that the building was renovated 1997)


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Note the pulley!


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Back yard (looking northeast, Baiyoke in the background)


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Front gallery (west)


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Looking towards Yotse Intersection and Hua Chiew Hospital


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