Calling all train fans! There is an event at Hua Lamphong station from now until 16th January 2022 where you can get up close with steam locomotives and also visit places in the 105 year old station that are not normally open to the public.
As well as taking pictures of the steam locomotives, there are also various carriages on display from the wooden benches in 3rd Class to the sofas in the 1st Class carriage. There is also a board room with a very long table
At the front of Hua Lamphong station, you will find the railway museum which is open every day during the train exhibition. Entry is free. There is a lot of train memorabilia that will fascinate all train fans
You are probably very familiar with this front view of Hua Lamphong station, but have you been up to the balcony on the second floor? Until 16th January you are allowed to go up. Entrance is through the museum to the left of this picture.
During the event at Hua Lamphong station, there will be live music every weekend in the afternoon of Saturday and Sunday. There is also a photo exhibition. You can also enter your own pictures with a chance to win big prizes.
There are ten places at Hua Lamphong station which you can visit to take pictures. At each location, get a special card stamped. Once you have finished, you can pick up a free presentation pack with stamps from the 100th anniversary of the station.
Another place you can visit at Hua Lamphong is the entrance to the former hotel on the second floor. Entrance is by the toilets. Upstairs, there are some good views looking down to the tracks which you don’t normally get to see.