Korat Railway Station, built 122 years ago by King Rama V, was dismantled to build a tourist-packed high-speed station


At 5:30 p.m. on December 21, 2022, Mr. Sayam Sirimongkol, the governor of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Mr. Praphat Chongshuang, the former governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), and Mr. Siripong Prutthiphan, the former deputy director of the SRT, are now in charge of the Thai Railway Museum and conservation.

Mr. Prasert Boonchaisuk, who is the mayor of Nakhon Ratchasima (Tor.) Mr. Jirayut Asasen is the Secretary of the Provincial Administrative Organization (PAO) in Nakhon Ratchasima. Mr. Wirat Sameecham is in charge of controlling traffic in Region 2 of the SRT. Mr. Am Phon Ratniya, the master of the Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station, Mr. Weerapol Chongcharoenjai, the Isan Architect Commissioner, and Mr. Sura Siang, the president of the Korat Railway Lovers Group, all went to the opening ceremony of the “Exhibition commemorating Korat Railway Station’s 122 years.”

By opening the train in R.E. 119, restoring the steam locomotive No. 261, and decorating the front of the King Rama IX historical locomotive, which is a 500-horsepower Davenport diesel-electric locomotive, No. 535, with white elephant flags all over the platform, the train station has been given a retro feel. Set up a table in the station hall where rare books are shown at the Department of Royal Railways. Things from the time when the Department of Railways was in charge, Thai train models, and photo corners from the old railway station Prepare old train tickets, food stands, old desserts, and a place where people can tell stories about the Korat Railway and how it made them feel. People are slowly getting together to see each other.

But Mr. Wiraphol, the head of the Isan Architects Commission, said this because he knew how the train development plan was going to work. The current station building is on the route, and a new station building is set to be built there in 1966. The contractor will tear down the old building and build a new one that can support both double-track and high-speed passenger transport. Then I looked for pictures to prove it. Documents, archives, and books are ready to make an appointment to talk to the working group. Tell stories with the idea of setting up activities that have nothing to do with stopping the demolition. But the old has to stay, and the new has to come into being. for the growth of Thai railways in the future which Korat Railway Station has a history worth keeping, and on December 21, it will be 122 years since King Rama V took a royal train there?

From Bangkok Station to Korat Station (in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima) is where the opening of the railway line will take place. Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima During World War II, the Allies bombed it, which caused damage. In 1955, a new building was built and opened. King Rama 9 and the Queen got on the royal train at the station the same year. People went to see the Nakhon Ratchasima Railway. When he went to the Isan area, the people of Korat thought it was a royal favor.

So, from now until December 25, there will be an exhibition to celebrate Korat Railway Station’s 122 years. This will give people who love and care about Thai railways, including the younger generation, a chance to take pictures, keep memories, and get to know them. history Before this station had to be torn down, and to help the local economy and make a tourist schedule for Korat,

Author: jaysim



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