Thursday, 14 May 2015

Train ride over Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam

Train ride over Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam

Actually the train does not go over Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam เขื่อนป่าสักชลสิทธิ์ (other spellings:  Pa Sak Jolasid Dam or Pasak Cholasit Dam), but over the reservoir formed by impounding the river. There are several bridges for the railway track, the train goes over water for several kilometer. This made it on the cover page of "Unseen Thailand":



Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pa_Sak_Jolasid_Dam
http://www.bangkok-daytrips.com/pasak-jolasid-dam/
http://staythailand.blogspot.de/2010/01/pasak-dam-lopburi.html

Details about the railway line on water: http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthread.php?24730-Train-Trip-to-Sunflower-Field-and-Pasak-Cholasit-Dam 

My visit to the dam by bus and on foot:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.de/2014/12/pa-sak-chonlasit-dam-in-lopburi-province.html  
 
On weekends and holidays in December, there are special trains for tourists to sunflower fields in Lopburi and Saraburi and to the dam. But going by special train for tourists is like going to a brothel. For me, only regular train counts in my endeavor to ride the train on every railway line in Thailand. 

Beside 3 local trains and 2 overnight trains to Nong Khai, there is one daytime train Hua Lampong 8:20 to Udon Thani 18:05. This train does not stop at the Pa Sak Jolasid Dam station (it passes around 11:07), but the local trains do.

Here pictures taken out of the train during my trip. 




 
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3 comments:

  1. But going by special train for tourists is like going to a brothel. But then it should be attractive to you....

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  2. Any idea what happened to the blog bangkokbois?

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  3. I have no idea. I sent an email over a week ago, no reply yet. There must be loads of concerned comments on his blog, which will be visible once he approves of them. I spotted his (whatever he currently call him) a week ago, last resort would be to ask (whatever he currently calls him) if he has any news.

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