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. _ _
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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PHILIPPINE MODELLERS DINNER. 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.
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Our various forums have the latest news and information from a number of very knowledgeable people. Please join in with our PRHS family, learn about the railways of the Philippines and make new friends.
We now act as a information society, having removed ourselves from the badder elements of the Manila railfan hobby, existing to meet and help others with similar interests.
PRHS - Longest Running Philippine Railways group.
20 years of serving the Philippine railway hobby.
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