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    Train To Nahkon Sawan Chiang Mai

    When in Thailand at the end of November, we had planed to travel by train to Nahkon Sawon.
    Surely after these floods, the train line foundation's etc, will be washed away and the track's very unstable or impassable.

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    right now its a lake, no idea how long it will take to subside.

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    not assume all is going to be ok. I live here and think it will not be, esp the trains. Maybe it will be ok where you want to go? But maybe not. Train I would not trust. Be careful all is not well here and not going to be all good in a few weeks. Just look.

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    there's a photo somewhere (stickman I think?) of a track up north where the land underneath the track has fallen away. I'd be wary of going up there so soon after the floods...

    although i'm sure they will thoroughly check the track before resuming the trains...

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    How's train travel to Nahkon Sawon looking now, anyone know ?

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    ^^^^ Now I can now answer my own question. On the 1 December, we took the day train from Bangkok to Nahkon Sawon. We got tickets in the 1 st class airconditioned carriage that pulled out at about 8.30 am and l have to say it was very good and the cost minimal.
    If l am correct the train's was built by Daewoo in 1995, so they are quite good.
    Clean enough with no vandilized seats, fittings, windows etc, unlike carrages in Australia.
    The train driver was very responceable, slowing at obvious trouble spots because of flood damage. lnteresting enough to see where the water levels were along with the many, with cars that were left on not high enough ground, no doubt damaged beyong usable.
    l found it a very relaxed way to travel, with plenty of time to look at the country side. lt sure beets driving to Nahkon Sawon, which is what we usually do.. Would l do it again, would l recommend travel by train, absolutely.
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    Thanks for finishing the report.

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    For those who might be interested, the 1st class 4 hr trip to Nahkon Sawon cost 390 Bht, about $13 each, peanuts.

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