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.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018


With some massive changes planned for the railways of the Philippines, I set about covering a lot of the current scene around Manila.
 Thank you to the 'Philippine National Railways' for their help in granting permission to get a historical record for the future.
  A lot more to come as we visit more yards and depots, long closed historic stations and a few old signalboxes.

Stay tuned

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Saturday, April 21, 2018


  Last night I had the honour of dinner with all my friends in tge local railway modelling group.
This time we met in a restaurant in Makati.
Greatest bunch of people you could dream to meet.
  Inspiration is unavoidable when hanging out with these guys.
  Maraming salamat.

This model in a work in progress by Reynante.
I think this has so much potential for more models.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The train you have when not having a train.
A bit like the Sydney based preservation messiah you have when not having a preservation messiah.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dela Rosa station.
The replacement for Buendia.
Photo: Brad Peadon

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018


This week we finally reached the 1000 member mark on our main 'Philippine Railway Historical Society' forum. It is a number we could have only dreamed of on Yahoogroups, or the Egroups service that preceded it.
With us fast approaching our second decade of existence, this gives hope that the future of the PRHS will be one of growth.
Yes, it has not been without its hard times, a few very hateful people sought to bring us down, on the odd occasion this still tends to happen (Hi Arnel A  and Bobby R), but we move on and usually become stronger. We cannot let these sad lives destroy the great hobby we have built up over nearly two decades.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

PTERC Train Clean

A few members of my 'Philippine Railway Historical Society' (sister group to my SMUT group), were recently involved in a train clean in Manila.

Organised by my friend Mark Chua, congratulations for helping raise the profile of the railfan hobby in the country. 

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