Monday, 13 April 2015
Steam Loco 824 on the Death Railway, Thailand.
The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415 kilometres (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Japanese in 1943 in 1943, to support its forces in Burma during World War II. This railway completed the railroad link between Bangkok and Rangoon (now Yangon). The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later in 1957.
Locomotive number 824 was built by Nippon Sharyo Japan in 1949 and is a 4-6-2 type and is used for a tourist train.