August 12 is Queen Sirikit's birthday. It is a national holiday, and is also when Thailand celebrates mothers day. With neither of our mothers around to celebrate with, I chose to do the next best thing. Go watch another steam train! Steam train specials run a number of times each year in Thailand, including on Mothers day. Today's trip left Bankok's Hua Lamphong Station at 8:15 AM and for a round trip to nearby Nakhon Pathon. Riders can spend the day on an organized tour around the area before returning on the train in the evening.
After catching an extra hour of sleep this morning, I headed down our street to the train station around 6:30 AM to catch some pictures of the train leaving the station. It was a sunny morning and I was glad to be back to our air conditioned condo by 9:30 with a handful of decent pictures.