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  • davidwise

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    Is the site of the railway easy to follow between nam tok and hellfire pass/hintok? i know the rails aren't there any more but is it all totally overgrown/dismantled or can it be easily traced?

    #1 Posted: 1/1/2007 - 19:25

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi David,

    The main stretch that people follow is from the Hellfire Pass Musuem onwards -- there's a stretch immediately after the museum, but you can apparently follow the ballast trail for kilometres from there. In all cases the rails are long gone, but the ballast remains.

    #2 Posted: 2/1/2007 - 08:32

  • davidwise

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    Hi Somtam,
    Thanks, I'm going to try to walk the stretch back from Hellfire pass to Kanchanburi so I'll look for the ballast as you say between hellfire pass and nam tok. i'll post here what i find.

    #3 Posted: 2/1/2007 - 16:03

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    Hi David,

    You may want to contact the museum and see if they can offer any advice, This site has contact details for them. There's also this site, though I'm not sure if it is an official site or just a travel agent masquerading as.

    Hope that helps

    #4 Posted: 3/1/2007 - 05:56

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