This week saw a horrific bus crash in southern Thailand with many deaths. For many destinations rail is an alterntive to road travel, however earlier in 2012 at train simply fell over.

Now the photos below taken along a 100 metre stretch of the railway passing through Sarapee en route to Chiang Mai cause us to wonder if maintenance of the State Railway of Thailand is up to standard.

Railway employees in the south went on strike long ago to demand proper maintence of dangerous rolling stock and now a question mark arises over the track as well. Need we wait for a deadly accident for the problems to be rectified?