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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument

    Quote Originally Posted by kenbarrett View Post
    A useful map, Richard. Do we know what now stands on the site of the Bangkok terminus?
    It is now in the middle of Rama V Road. Back then, there was Hua Lamphong Canal on the left of the track and the road on the right. The canal (and track) was later paved over to make a much wider road.

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    Here is an old picture which shows the location more clearly opposite Hua Lamphong Train Station. The canal and the bridge are no longer there. The station building is about where the traffic lights are now where you stop before turning right to go into Hua Lamphong Train Station.

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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument

    Great old movie.

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    Here are a few pictures of the location for the monument taken at the weekend. As you can see they are progressing but I am not sure they will be finished by early February as scheduled.





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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument

    The monument looks quite strong, plenty of reinforced concrete, The interior space looks quite large, I wonder if there going to use this space for any thing.

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    These are the latest pictures taken of the Paknam Railway Monument from this morning. As you can see, they are progressing but they won't be meeting the original deadline. We are now told that it will be completed at the end of this month.




    The outside of the base will be covered in stone slabs. The top part will be covered in aluminium sheets.



    Around the base will be flowing water. The equipment for this will be inside the base.



    In this last picture, you should be able to see the outline of a steam train chimney in the center. This will become more obvious once the top section is covered.

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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument

    Well it may be a little behind schedule but the monument is progressing well.

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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument

    มันเป็นน่าเกลียด
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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument อนุสาวรีย์รถไฟสายปากน้ำ



    The end of the month has passed and we are already three days into the next. These are the latest pictures showing the progress.



    You should be able to make out the outline of the chimney of the steam train. They obviously haven't peeled off the paper from the aluminium sheets yet. It is written on them that this must be done within thirty days. Hopefully they can read English!



    This is the boiler.



    This is around the other side which looks like it will be the front as it looks like there will be some kind of information board there. They are covering the sides with black stone of some kind. I forgot to ask the height. I will try and get that information later.

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    Re: Paknam Railway Monument อนุสาวรีย์รถไฟสายปากน้ำ

    Well I presume they are leaving the paper on the aluminium to avoid getting any scratches on it, with the extreme heat of the sun in Thailand the glue adhesive holding the paper on the aluminium might dry up in less than 30 days and they will have to use chemicals and scrapers to remove the paper.

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