SRT 4016 (GE UM12C) departs Hua Lamphong pulling 3rd class commuter service (HD) is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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Check out this video of State Railways of Thailand GE UM12C number 4016 departing Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station pulling a short commuter service. The driver even hits the brakes to slow down just enough for a late passenger to hop aboard before the train leaves.

What's also kind of cool is that I found this same loco in a video from 2011, departing Pedang Besar station in Malaysia with a small mixed cargo/passenger service on its way to Hat Yai in Thailand. This service operates as part of a very limited international agreement between Thailand and Malaysia that allows passenger rail services to operate between the two countries. These include the service between Bangkok and Butterworth in Malaysia's Penang State (the rail terminus for those wishing to visit Penang Island). The Bangkok-Butterworth service occasionally gets suspended or delayed by bombings either at Hat Yai Junction or on the rails themselves in Songkhla Province, which is sometimes visited by the violence that has raged much more intensely in three other provinces of Thailand's South. I have taken the Bangkok-Hat Yai overnight train before but never all the way to Butterworth.

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