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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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Saturday, May 9, 2009

March 11, 1904, Friday

William H. Taft, Secretary of War, held a conference in this city yesterday at the offices of his predecessor, Elihu Root, at which were present at various times during the day a dozen or so of prominent financiers. The object of the conference was to ascertain how far the capitalists of Wall Street could be induced to assist in the development of a railroad and street railway system in the Philippine Islands.

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