84 Year Old KHON KAEN Rail Station Given LANDMARK Status


KHON KAEN THAILAND  –In Chicago we have train stations decades older but OK, give a fair shake to Khon Kaen rail station for it’s 84 years of service.

It will now be moved and turned into a museum.

But will it get any visits from the modern generation speeding about on souped up honda sonic motorbikes?  Perhaps not.

SOURCE: BANGKOK POST: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1244819/old-khon-kaen-station-saved

An 84-year-old railway station in tambon Tha Phra has been saved from demolition, but it will be relocated and turned into a learning centre and tourism landmark.

Pisut Anutra-angkul, the mayor of tambon Tha Phra municipality in Muang district, on Saturday unveiled plans for the development of the station.

He said he had proposed that the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) hand over the station, including residences of railway officials, locomotives and containers in the compound to the municipality, which will preserve it for new generations to learn from. Support from provincial authorities has also been sought.

The Tha Phra railway station and many other old stations in other provinces are scheduled to be demolished and replaced under the SRT’s double-track development plan.

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