The Death Railway covered over 200 miles (429km) and the camps were numerous, to make it easier to follow the length has been broken into four sections. A further two sections have been added, Thanbyuzayat to Moulmein and Thanbyuzayat to YE.
The workforce sent to Burma and Thailand was sent in Parties under the prisoners own administration, once the prisoners were at their destination the Imperial Japanese Army (I.J.A.) put them into Work Groups. These have been added to the various camps with the dates of occupation by the different groups.
The names of the camps were translated by the Japanese and then into English by the prisoners. Thus with different nationalities and dialects, the names had various pronunciations and spellings. The various names have been added to the layout of the Death Railway, these names are spelt as found in various books and writings about the Railway and although we do not know the correct spelling or pronunciation, this is the way the prisoners wrote them down.