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.
Since 1999, the Philippine Railway Historical Society has regularly published items, FOR FREE, of railway interest on our PRHS Website. These include locomotive, rollingstock and transit updates, as well as our occasional magazine, 'Along Da Riles'.
Our interest base has grown over the years with our main Facebook railway group expanding to include groups interested in other Philippine Transport, modelling of Philippine transport and even a group for Philippine railfans interested in overseas railways.
If it sounds interesting, come join in the fun of the oldest, and most diverse, group dedicated to Philippine railways and other transport.
We look forward to meeting you.

If you have a question Philippine railway related, just drop us a line, maybe we can help.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Celebrating 20 Great Years
Of The PRHS.

It is hard to believe I have been running this for 20 years.
There has been many ups and downs, people good and repugnant, but as we move into this very important milestone we find ourselves not only going strong but bigger than ever before.
  The blog has been rather quiet in recent times, however, I find my interest returning after taking a large beating earlier this decade. To mark both the anniversary and this return, we will be taking a look back at the last 20 years.

As part of the 20th anniversary, we have published a special full-colour special issue of 'Along Da Riles' that will be distributed to rail operators, as well as those fans who have done so much to help me over the years.
  I am hesitant to mention them all here as I am sure I will miss many people.

Of course there are my close mates Rey, Arvin, Mark and Aris who constantly make it easier for me to keep up, despite being a few thousand kilometres away.
  Then there are all the wonderful contributors to our 'Philippine Railway Historical Society' group. Far too many to mention here, but we are lucky to have some of the countries best rail historians amongst us.
Finally, a HUGE thank you to the managers and employees of the 'Philippine National Railways' who have patiently put up with my love of what they do. I have always said that PNR had great days ahead and, thanks to the amazing efforts of Sir Jun Magno, those days are finally being realised.

Stay tuned during our 20th anniversary year
as we look back on the last 20 years.


Two locomotives that have disappeared over the last 20 years.

903 had finished her days as an operational unit when I first arrived in 1999.
By the time I returned in 2004, she had been taken to Caloocan to be stripped and, subsequently, scrapped.
  Her demise left only 908 (formerly 904) above and 902 as the only Mk1 U15C locomotives in the fleet.
  Time was running out for 908 though, she was also in Caloocan by 2004 and being stripped. She managed to survive until around the end of the decade before her last remains were scrapped. Before the final chop, her cab was removed and I am told utilized on another locomotive.
As for the last survivor, 902. She is the subject of the PRHS logo and still exists today. She was out of service for work in May during my most recent visit. However, she is receiving some much needed TLC and will again serve the nation, as she has done since 1973.

Brad Peadon - PRHS Founder

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

20th Anniversary Of The
Philippine Railway Historical Society.

Special Issue Of 'Along Da Riles' Magazine To Be Released In January.

Small and Unofficial, But Seemingly Effective.

Thank you to all the management and staff of PNR, LRT and MRT, along with all my local railfan friends, for your help over the years.

Philippine National Railways
South Line Survey

A brief look at the railway stations from Calamba to Lucena.
With huge thanks to PNR GM Jun Magno.


San Pablo

Los Banos



Lucena Loco Shed