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A plush SkyTrain from Bangkok’s transit system!

A plush SkyTrain from Bangkok’s transit system!

The plush SkyTrain from Bangkok’s transit system, atop my overhead filing cabinet!
The plush SkyTrain from Bangkok’s transit system, atop my overhead filing cabinet!
The metal fasteners that snap the SkyTrain cars together.
The metal fasteners that snap the SkyTrain cars together.

I might just be the luckiest girl in transit. Jason Vanderhill brought me the most wonderful holiday gift last week – a plush SkyTrain from Bangkok’s SkyTrain system!

Here’s the ad for the “pillow SkyTrain,” as Bangkok’s system calls it. You can’t actually order it online: Jason had to phone the Bangkok train system to buy it, and then a friend mailed it over to Canada!

The train pictured has four cars and is quite huge – about five feet end to end. Originally, however, it came in a set of three cars: a front car, end car, plus a middle car, which can all be snapped onto each other with metal fasteners. Jason just got two sets and kept a two-car for himself :)

So many, many thanks for this, Jason! My colleagues have all been coming by to have a peek: everyone thinks it’s a terrific model for a future Vancouver SkyTrain plushie! (Or an inspiration to craft one up at home!)

And here’s a couple more photos, including some from Jason’s Flickr stream!

The BTS logo on the back of the end car.
The BTS logo on the back of the end car.
The Bangkok SkyTrain next to the TransLink logo in our front office hallway!
The Bangkok SkyTrain next to the TransLink logo in our front office hallway! Photo by Jason Vanderhill.
On top of the cabinet, next to last year's Buzzers!
On top of the cabinet, next to last year's Buzzers! Photo by Jason Vanderhill.