Death Railway

On the way

Thailand

Riding the Death Railway in Thailand from Kanchanaburi, home of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. The name comes from the amount of POW’s that died during the construction of the railway over 70 years ago, there are almost 5,000 tombstones in the cemetery at Kanchanaburi alone.

It is said that each railway sleeper used on the track equals the death of one person during its construction. It is predicted that around 90,000 people died during the construction of the railway. The above picture is taken at one of the most perilous points.

This post is in reply to the daily post photo challenge On the way.

Further reading:

Burma Railway: British POW Breaks Silence Over Horrors