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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Sunday, February 3, 2008

John Currey Collection!

Recently my good friend John Currey sent me his collection of PNR photos taken in 1986. Most of them were taken during a trip on the train from the original Tutuban station down to Legaspi, only 3 days after the new deviation saw the line reopen following 8-10 years of closure.
In coming weeks we shall be featuring a selection of these shots, the first of which appears above.

2518 has just arrived from Manila and stands at Legaspi station. 23-2-1986
The 7E cars feature heavily in the photo collection. Today they are an almost extinct type.
From the box cars seen on the other platform and the carriages up at the triangle, Legaspi seemed to be quite a busy place back in 1986 following the lines reopening.\


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