Railway Hall of Fame closes on a sad note amid fears for the future of the gracious locomotive treasures from a golden era – Bangkok Post, October 27, 2012
…However, the project hit a snag in 2009 when the SRT asked the organisers to suspend the use of the facility as planned to build its own train museum.
The organisation also accused the hall management of alleged breach of agreement by generating revenue from the sale of soft drinks on the premises, Mr Chulasiri said.
“The SRT then requested the hall to cease operations on May 11, 2012. We asked them for six months to move everything out,” said Mr Chulasiri, who was the hall director…
Now that the hall has been closed for good, Mr Chulsiri’s biggest concern is with the fate of two medical trains made with precious golden teakwood. They were designed and constructed entirely by Thai technicians and engineers. Only the chassis was brought over from England.
“Not a single metal rivet was used [to put the trains together],” he said.
“We are worried that the SRT might not take good enough care of them, which would be a pity,” he said…