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.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Monday, June 17, 2019


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.

Some links that may be of interest.

Republic Act No 3493 - Forming Of Plaridel.

Slain Port & Skates/Sleds
Plaridel was once an important port for shipping Copra to western countries.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Caloocan Railway Station
The Historical First.

Bottom two photos show the historic structure today.
A terrible outcome for Philippine heritage.

Below photos:  Shane Frias Velasco

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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From the Philippine Railway Historical Society

Photos Above: March Chua (2017)
He is planning to take some more photos of todays celebrations.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Tagcawayan Station - 1938

Photo with thanks to Dirk Paul Celoso
Original photographer unknown.

Tagcawayan was once a massive yard, with multiple tracks and serving
the sugar and timber industries.
 I visited the station earlier this year and will be covering today's scene (photos/video) shortly.

Thanks to Dirk for his continually sharing his passion for Philippine railway history.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

LUCENA    5-1-2019
Quezon Eco-Tourism Road

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.
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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.

Google Supplied Images.

Wish I knew this spot before going there :-)

More videos and photos from this coming shortly.

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Like them to show your support for Lucena railway history.

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