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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Interesting Find! RDO-204

Until today I was unaware of the existence of this carriage. Seems to be a former 'Observation Car' converted for departmental use.
From what I can ascertain, the carriage was photographed at Hondagua, Quezon. No date for the photo is given but it was uploaded late last year.
Certainly a VERY important preservation for the R&IHS and something they need to look into ASAP given that it is now isolated on the closed line to Bicol and open to pilfering. Heres hoping they can secure this one before its to late.

Can anyone give any historical information on this carriage? Was it ever used for passenger haulage and what on, where did it originate, or was it build new for the Philippines.


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