Welcome one and all to the 'Philippine Railway Historical Society' blogsite. This site was set up to share photos, historical pieces, comment and virtually anything else pertaining to transportation in the Philippines, with a special emphasis on rail. Occasional we vary from topic, but this is the less serious side of the hobby shining through - cause sometimes, in this miserable and uptight world, we just take ourselves a little too seriously.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The railway signalbox is an endangered species in Manila, with only two still standing (Solis and Abad Santos). Another two (Yuseco and Caloocan) have existed since my first visit in 1999, but both have since been destroyed.
Solis is located on the north fork of the main junction for the south and the former north lines.
With Abad Santos (a RIHSPI) in a very bad state of repair, it is hoped that work can shortly start on saving it from further decay.
In recent years there have been proposals to preserve this very historic structure, primarily from the 'Manila Railroad Club', an offshoot of the former RIHSPI group.
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Shortly we shall look at Abad Santos box today, before heading south to Quezon and Laguna Provinces for more railway adventure.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

APRIL 2018

A series looking at transport in the Philippines during my tenth trip in April 2018.

Looking south from the Candelaria Bypass Road, towards Legaspi.

Hybrid train at Calamba.

Chatting with the locals at Los Banos station.

The legend that is Bundy Colonel at the rebuilt San Pablo station.

Los Banos (Laguna) station.

Los Banos station, looking towards Bicol.

Malolos station (Bulacan).
The area being cleared for a ceremony in the coming week. Celebrating the 
Japanese building of the new north railway.

Motorbikes, a transport mode used by the thousands.

Another motorbike, this time with a sidecar.
These are another very widely used mode of public transport.
Tiaong (Quezon)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bulacan Province

Video was taken during April 2018

Part 2 - Meycauayan (Coming Soon)

Friday, June 1, 2018


APRIL 2018

 A look at the fascinating Caloocan railway workshops in Manila.
 Taken during my visit in April, it is a bit rough as I mistakenly entrusted my son to do it while I took the still shots.
  However, after two days of editing, I have come up with something marginally acceptable (I think) and decided to show it on here.

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We look at historic stations north of Manila.
Manila's surviving signal boxes
Stations of Laguna and Quezon

A closer look at Tutuban/Tayuman yard & sheds.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018


With some massive changes planned for the railways of the Philippines, I set about covering a lot of the current scene around Manila.
 Thank you to the 'Philippine National Railways' for their help in granting permission to get a historical record for the future.
  A lot more to come as we visit more yards and depots, long closed historic stations and a few old signalboxes.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018


  Last night I had the honour of dinner with all my friends in tge local railway modelling group.
This time we met in a restaurant in Makati.
Greatest bunch of people you could dream to meet.
  Inspiration is unavoidable when hanging out with these guys.
  Maraming salamat.

This model in a work in progress by Reynante.
I think this has so much potential for more models.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The train you have when not having a train.
A bit like the Sydney based preservation messiah you have when not having a preservation messiah.