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Burma Railway

Posted by davidwise on 1/1/2007 at 19:25

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?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 2/1/2007 at 08:32 admin

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.

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Posted by davidwise on 2/1/2007 at 16:03

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/1/2007 at 05:56 admin

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

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