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.

If you have a question Philippine railway related, just drop us a line, maybe we can help.

Saturday, April 20, 2019


Manila, Philippines - 21-12-2018

A selection of shots taken during a pre-Christmas visit to Manila's
main railways station.

919 arrives with the commuter service from Alabang.

922 prepares to depart with the next commuter service to Alabang. After she departs, yard shunter 5009 will shunt out the empty carriages of the service prior.

There is no doubting that the 900 class is a great looking loco. Recently the second lot of the class have gone in for rebuild, something that should extend their lives greatly.

'Philippine Railway Historical Society' handing out the 20th anniversary magazine to train staff at Tutuban. This special issue was printed and donated freely to those in the Philippines with an interest.
It's what we do :-)

Sunday, March 24, 2019


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Salamat and enjoy.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Proudly sponsored by the 'Philippine Ralway Historical Society'.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019


Located down in the Bicol region of the Philippines, Libmanan is served by the twice daily 'Bicol Commuter Train (BCT)' from Naga to Sipocot.
  However, due to typhoon damage at the south end of the Libmanan bridge (bridge will appear in the next posting) just a few days before, services have been suspended until repairs can be affected.
Thankfully, the station building has thus far been able to avoid any modernisation and still looks nice and well cared for.

In the next part we shall look at the impressive bridge just south of the station.
We shall then move on to Naga.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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First article inspection team from the 'House of Representatives', 'Committee On Transport' and PT INKA.
Checking out a new railcar being built for the 'Philippine National Railways'.

Photo: Courtesy of Mr Junn Magno (PNR General Manager)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


A selection of December 2018 images from this very busy location.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Part 3

A third look at this once important railway location on the 'Philippine National Railways' south line.