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.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
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The municipality of Plaridel was not created until 1962 and it the smallest one in the province of Quezon. A lovely little town on the Maharlika Highway (main south road from Manila to Bicol), situated on the coastline of Lamon Bay. In 2015 the population of Plaridel was 10,935.
Photographic survey of section between level crossing and bridge over unnamed river to the east. While all Google map references refer to the area as Lucena, it is some way north (actually east geographically) of the actual main city area and station. This was the first port of call on a three day mission to Naga and back. Having the family on board the 'Magical Bongo Van' with me, did not lend itself to a large amount of research time. However, we did make numerous ports of call and these will be covered on this blog in the coming weeks. Feel free to keep checking back or, alternatively, make yourself easier and subscribe to the blog via that little subscribe function over to the right.
Eco-Tourism Road looking back towards Manila.
Eco-Tourism Road looking towards bridge, Lucena station and Bicol.
The ever present sled (motorized version) near the Eco-Tourism crossing..
A five minute walk gets you to this bridge over an unnamed river. It is the smaller of two on the approach to Lucena station, the bigger being over the Iyam River.
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The Philippine Railway Historical Society and forums on Facebook and Yahoo groups have further information regarding these interesting railways and also a number of chat forums for those interested in all areas of Philippine transportation.
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We now act as a information society, having removed ourselves from the badder elements of the Manila railfan hobby, existing to meet and help others with similar interests.
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The PRHS regularly publishes magazines (mostly ezines, but sometimes hard copies) covering different railway topics. Locomotive, rollingstock and transit updates, publications aimed at modellers and our occasional magazine 'Along Da Riles'. In the future, we are planning a number of other publications of interest to everyone, along with plans for a regularly updated database, and another plan that could prove to be a first for the Philippines. PRHS: Bringing a railfan hobby to the nation.
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