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Preserved Steam Rollers and other Steam Engines in Thailand

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Please see also my list of preserved and extant steam locomotives and steam cranes in Thailand. I would like to acknowledge the help given in assembling this list by Derek Rayner, Chris Grimes, Peter Green, John Tomlinson, Ray Gardiner, Shane O'Neill, Peter Busby, David Welch, Michael Pass, Mark Robinson, Chris Yapp and David Bosworth.

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Steam Rollers

A number of rollers carry a painted numerical code aa (30) - bbb30 - 00cc - dd (Date = 19xx) where the initial 30 seems to indicate a (steam) roller, the next three digits the maker, the next four digits are specific to an individual roller and the last two show the date. The painters have got it wrong on occasions, of course. Please look carefully for this and try to include this code in any pictures you send me. 

IMPORTANT - Albaret rollers have often been reported as '1926', this actually refers to the decree which required the boilers/fireboxes to carry an identification plate. The Thai examples were all supplied in the first half of the 1950s, often the small circular boiler disc has just "53" or similar for the year of build on it. Will future visitors please check this. Works number 1953 (of 1953) also went to the Far East (Indonesia) but is now in the UK, via Australia; as one of a trio from this period that were sold on to Australia.

Location

Maker

Number

Year

Notes

1 Tak Highways Division 1 Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1637 195? Earliest identified Albaret in Thailand.
Location N 16° 47' 55.392920" E 99° 9' 4.455699"
2 Chainat  Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1639 195? Chainat Highways District
GPS Coordinates 15.189841 N, 100.129530 E

3

National Science Education Centre, Ekamai, Bangkok

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1954

195?

GPS Coordinates 13.719565 N, 100.582447 E
See http://www.john-tom.com/html/SteamEnginesThailand.html

4 Highways Office, Lampang Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1955 195?
5

Suphanburi, Highways Department

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1956

195?

At Highways Department, just north of town centre.
GPS Coordinates 14.482036 N, 100.122200 E

6

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Highways Department

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1960

1953


Office of Highways 16
GPS Coordinates 8.453406 N, 99.951612 E
See this blog - http://www.thaimtb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=273645&start=30, the picture is here http://upic.me/show/19306381  
Carries 30 - 0074 - 53

7 Bangkok Rama 1 Road Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1964 195? Pathumwan Institute of Technology, permission needed to enter, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianfuller/map/?photo=3723655730
Carries a Kian Gwan, Bangkok agents plate.
8 Saraburi Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1966 195? Highway Offices, Saraburi, about 3km north of the railway station on Highway 1.
9 Surat Thani Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1969 195? Highway Offices, Phun Phin, about 1km from the railway station in the direction of the town.
GPS Coordinates 9.110013 N, 99.234832 E
Carries a Kian Gwan, Bangkok agents plate.
10 Trang Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1976 195? Trang Highway District
Na Tham Nuea, Trang
GPS Coordinates 7.599705 N, 99.601335 E
Carries a Kian Gwan, Bangkok agents plate.
11

Bangkok, Department of Highways Museum, Rama VI Road

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1981

195?

12 Mae Tha Highway Depot, Lamphun Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1982 195? Type BM, carries a Kian Gwan, Bangkok agents plate.
21km from Lamphun on Route 11 towards Lampang on south side of the road
13 Highways Office, Uttaradit Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1983 1953 Type BM, carries a Kian Gwan, Bangkok agents plate.
Carries 30 - 00430 - 0035 - 53
14

Bangna Trad / Srinakarin Junction, Bangkok. 

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1985

1953

Belongs to the Highways Department
GPS Coordinates 13.665008 N, 100.645085 E
See http://www.john-tom.com/html/SteamEnginesThailand.html 
Carries 30 - 00430 - 0097 - 53

15 Highways Office 2, Phrae on Yantrahit Road, Thung Kwao on east side going north east out of Phrae. Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1986 195? Type BM
16 Lom Sak Highways Dept  Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1987 195? Not actually in Lom Sak at all, but alongside the main road (12) a few km further East, towards Nam Nao, by the traffic lights & junction. 
17

Nakhon Sawon

Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France

1953

Formerly 2 or 3 km south of Nakhon Sawan on the east side of Route 1, in the grounds of 'council offices' most likely the Highways Department. Now 8 km south at the new highways office:
GPS Coordinates 15.615131 N, 100.121404 E
Carries 33 - 00043 - 53

18 Highways Office, Si Samrong, Sukhothai Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France (likely 195?) One of the later machines with a cylinder on the canopy roof.
19 Highways Office, Chiang Rai Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France (likely 195?) One of the later machines with a cylinder on the canopy roof.
20 Kamphaeng Phet Highway Department Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France (likely 195?) Location N 16° 26' 20.747478" E 99° 30' 29.523299"
21 Udon Ratchathani, Highways Department, Kasemsuk Road Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France 1953 Carries 30 - 00430 - 0064 - 53
22 Krabi, Office of Highways Department 17  Albaret - Rantigny, Oise, France (likely 195?) On the right hand side of the road to the airport at Nuea Khlong. Not yet visible on Google Streetview.
31 Wiang Sa, Nan Aveling-Barford AH430 1950(?) Head north from the cross roads in the centre of town and it's on the left after about 100 metres. 
Thought to be the newest surviving steam roller from Aveling Barford, a title previously held by AH425 in the UK. 
32 Nakhon Phanom Aveling-Barford (ca 1949) Nakhon Phanom District Highways Office, GPS Co-ordinates: N 17.3709763° E 104.7933811°
Carries boiler number 4225 (last recorded number is 4222 so works number cannot be worked out)
33 Phayao Highway District, Donsanam Rd, Phayao Aveling-Barford
34 Mae Moh Mine Museum near Lampang Aveling-Barford See this picture which led to the identification of its location.
N 18° 18' 54.300079"
E 99° 44' 31.671423"
41 Nakhon Phanom Aveling & Porter 10375 1922 Piston Valves
Tessaban Office, GPS Co-ordinates: N 17.4078208° E 104.7808239°
42 (near) Chiang Mai Aveling & Porter On the 1006 road, some 3km east of San Kamphaeng and about 20 km east of Chiang Mai, outside the Highway sub-district office. For a 2008 picture on a different base see Picture on http://www.pbase.com/win13/image/92569427 .
43

Krabi Beach Resort

Aveling & Porter

Strictly it's at Ao Nang. Diesel conversion! For pictures see
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/51/7b/08/filename-dsc5712-jpg.jpg,
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_M9pRf9MYG9E/S3uioQw0xTI/AAAAAAAAA0I/gjvfIsstHh0/s1600-h/DSCN1228.JPG and http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b65e06e3-12a2-4be9-98fe-562a64436637.
Derek Rayner thinks it is probably 3305/1893.

44 Nakhon Chaisi (near Nakhon Pathom) Aveling & Porter Jesada Teknik Museum have a 10ton Aveling and Porter subsequently converted to diesel. See http://2bangkok.com/forum/showthread.php?3216-Jesada-Technik-Museum (link dead 26th April 2014)
Derek Rayner thinks it is probably 2469/1889.
51

Bangkok Rama 1 Road

Garrett - Leiston, England

33021

1917

Pathumwan Institute of Technology, permission needed to enter. Formerly at the National Science Education Centre, Ekamai, Bangkok (shown here).
Robert Whitehead adds: This is an 8 ton three shaft roller, with single cylinder, code-name 'Prince'. It was sold to the Royal State Railways of Siam, Bangkok.

61

Sukothai Highways Department

Henschel

1934

At Highways Department, on the main road to Phitsanulok, east of town
Carries 30 - 31930 - 0039 - 34

62 Bangkok, Department of Highways Museum, Rama VI Road Henschel 1937 Carries 30 - 3190 - 003787 - 0037 - 37
63 Department of Highways, Hua Hin Henschel 3823 1937 GPS Co-ordinates: N 12.581469° E 99.952618°

(This is some 2km north of Hua Hin station on Thanom Phet Kassem which runs parallel to the line on the beach side, by Hua Hin 47.)
Carries 30 - 31930 - 0035 - 37

71

Sakon Nakhon

Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England

114302

1920

Two cylinder compound. Plinthed in the Highways Office gardens. On the left at the end of highway 22 from Udon Thani, where it meets the main road into town, opposite the 4 columned ornamental arch.

GPS Co-ordinates: N 17.1705514° E 104.1425226°
Carries 30 - 005230 - 0005 - 20

72 (near) Chiang Mai Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England 143152 ca 1926 10km north of Chiang Mai on right side of highway 107 to Mae Rim opposite Don Kaew Community Hospital.
73 Highways Office, Phitsanulok Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England 1926 See this picture and this picture and this picture. Viewable in Google Streetview.
Carries 30 - 0100 - 26
74

Udon Thani (29th December 2010)

Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England 10km south of the town on the Khon Kaen road, incomplete.
75 Phichit Highways Department Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England GPS Co-ordinates: N 16° 21' 24.709086" E 100° 22' 16.989188" 
76 Trang Highway district Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, England Na Tham Nuea, Trang
GPS Co-ordinates N 7.599705, E 99.601335
Carries a plate “Agents: United Engineers Ltd. Singapore and Bangkok”
Information please on this one!
81 Phatthalung Henschel See this blog and this picture. At Saen Suk Lampam Beach

The following pictures shown part of a Henschel compound roller preserved in Chiang Mai - for the location see note 29 at the bottom of the preserved Thai steam locomotive list.

91

Traction Engines

Location

Maker

Number

Year

Notes

101

Bangkok Rama 1 Road

John Fowler - Leeds, England

17294

Pathumwan Institute of Technology, permission needed to enter. Formerly at the National Science Education Centre, Ekamai, Bangkok

102 Kanchanaburi War Museum. Derek Rayner's best guess is that it is from a Marshall steam roller.
103 Song, Phrae County (see link right) Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 32013 1920 More information and pictures are available.
104

Bangkok, Department of Highways Museum, Rama VI Road

Marshall

????

According to David Parfitt / Derek Rayner this is a Marshall 'Gainsborough' type.

Portable and Other Steam Engines

 

Location

Maker

Number

Year

Notes

121

Talard Park, Nakorn Sri Thammarat

Ruston Proctor, Lincoln, England

GPS Coordinates 8.452848 N, 99.951583 E
See http://www.john-tom.com/html/SteamEnginesThailand.html
Possibly from a rice or saw mill in the area, dates from period 1899 - 1918

122

22 km east of Ubon Ratchathani on Highway 217 Garrett ca 1924 By the entrance gate to the Department of Agriculture Crops Research Centre. More information and pictures are available.

Long shots

Location

Maker

Number

Year

Notes

151

Phuket

Clayton and Shuttleworth, Lincoln England

Spotted in a municipal yard in 1987.
152

Phuket

Ruston Proctor, Lincoln, England

Spotted in a municipal yard in 1987.


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