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On Tuesday, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) conducted a trial run of a cute white and purple locomotive donated by Japan. It is one of 17 Kiha 183 passenger trains donated by the Hokkaido Railway Company, which will be used for short tourism routes as soon as next month. Governor of the SRT Nirut Maneephan said the trains will hopefully be ready to take tourists from Bangkok to places such as Sai Yok Falls in Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin or the Pasak Dam in Lopburi as soon as October. “SRT hopes the KIHA 183 trains will play a big part […]

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On 9/8/2022 at 4:14 PM, HolyCowCm said:

Nice upgrade. Is this a Japanese tit for the Chinese tat on the railways?

How are trains from the 1980's an upgrade? These are diesel and the SRT said it was moving to clean energy fuels.  Japan Railroad Hokkaido is in effect finding someone to take its worn out equipment. Thailand is paying for the waste disposal of JR.

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