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Stationary Steam Engines in Thailand

I had heard for some time that stationary steam engines were still used in Thailand, but now comes the first photographic evidence, courtesy of Rob Berkavicius who has made a study of them in the same way as I have done in Burma and Indonesia


The pictures that follow inspired me to visit the country in late 2005 and early 2006 to see for myself...

Click here for a brand new unused 21st century stationary steam engine.

Click here for examples of machines in mills.

Click here for one of my favourite mills in detail (2006 visit).

Click here for Thai stationary steam's last hurrah (2006 visit).

Click here for more 21st century stationary steam engines in Thailand (2006 visit).


These tandem compound engines, probably built locally, power rice mills:


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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