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Thursday, September 17, 2009


Howdee all,

Am gradually going through all the old boxes and boxes of railway guff to find what is in there.
Here be one of my first shots of the PNR and of a locomotive that is impossible to photograph in this condition anymore.

Ol 908 was awaiting repairs back here in 1999, but by 2004 was beyond economical repair at Caloocan workshops and severely stripped.
As of June 2009 she was still sitting out the back of the shops, with cab and short hood gone, severely stripped of anything salvageable. Given she was like this in 2007 it is a wonder she hasn't become a Korean car by now.

Maybe she could become a good testbed for a trial rebuild.

It should be noted that 908 was originally 904, with 916 the original locomotive to carry this number.

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