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Daang Bakal Tren Vargas M 2003


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Daang Bakal Tren Vargas M 2003

  1. 2. Continuation… a topological map of the LRT-MRT-PNR network as drawn by a Japanese railfan:
  2. 4. The train of the Manila-Dagupan Railroad in Central Luzon. top: from “The Pearl of the Orient. The Philippine Islands” (1900). bottom: from the SIRIS website of the Smithsonian.
  3. 5. A Central Luzon train station, probably at San Fernando, Pampanga. See detail at right - a Hunslet (?) locomotive. From: M. Halstead (1898), “The Story of the Philippines”.
  4. 6. The Tarlac train station - complete with vendors, conductor, traveler, rail worker and a sign “Tarlac”. (From “The Engineering Magazine” (1906)).
  5. 7. Musikong bongbong, 3D-vision and color: The Virtual Manila-Dagupan Railroad Experience .
  6. 8. The end of Philippine Revolution, Part 1 (1897) - Emilio Aguinaldo and cabinet boarded the train at Calumpit, on their way to Sual port and to exile in Hong Kong, after signing the Pact of Biak-na-Bato. From: M. Halstead (1898), “The Story of the Philippines”.
  7. 9. Philippine Revolution, Part 2 (1899) - The Filipino-American War Gen. Antonio Luna and the staff of La Independencia, a pro-freedom newspaper on train wheels. (from the SEAIT website of the University of Wisconsin).
  8. 10. Top: The American troops captured a locomotive at the Caloocan station left by Filipinos. (look at the “sampayan” on the right!). (from “Campaigning in the Philippines” (1899)). Left: In full gear in hot weather! (from the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)).
  9. 11. Rear-guard actions and sabotage by Filipinos on retreat to the north. (left from “The Engineering Magazine” (1903) and right from
  10. 12. No, this picture was not from a western movie. It was that of the Malolos station fallen in the hands of Gen. Otis (with white beard) and Gen.Arthur McArthur (with moustache). The white pasquil on the wall was the last notice made by Gen. A. Luna. (from the POP website of the Philippine-Austrian Society).
  11. 13. The Filipinos blew up a locomotive train of U.S. troops between San Fernando and Angeles. (from the “Annual Report of the War Department” (1903)). The Americans rebuilt a trestle bridge from the debris. (from “The Engineering Magazine” (1903)).
  12. 14. The railroad expanded under Uncle Sam. Building the Cabanatuan extension line.
  13. 15. New railways in the south were constructed. right: in Panay bottom: in Cebu (from “The Engineering Magazine” (1907)).
  14. 16. The new Tutuban and Paco stations. (from “Beautiful Philippines” (c.1920)).
  15. 17. Left: from an advertisement of the Manila Railroad Company. (from ”Glimpses of the East”. N.Y.K. Official Guide. Eleventh Annual Issue, 1928-1929). Right: A 1906 debenture bond certificate of the Manila Railroad Company. (from
  16. 18. Railroad travel in the 1920s. With the ladies … or with the boys. (from “Filipino Heritage. The Making of a Nation” (1978))
  17. 19. Left: a train in Negros Island. (from the SEAIT website of the University of Wisconsin). Below: a coal train in Zamboanga (with detail). (from “The Engineering Magazine” (1906)).
  18. 20. Left: a train in Fort Stotsenburg (the future Clark Air Base). (from a Pampango website). Below: The baggage platform of Tutuban station. (from “Construction – a journal for Philippine builders” (1933)).
  19. 26. Left: Damortis, La Union station, 1938. Below: Lucena station, 1938 . (from MRC, Report for 1938).
  20. 30. A logging train in Negros Island. (from The National Geographic Magazine (1944)).
  21. 31. The Manila Railroad under Japanese Occupation. Upper Left: at Tutuban. Upper right: at Iriga Left: near Mayon volcano. (from the Journal of the Japanese Military Administration, Volume 10).
  22. 32. Left: Japanese POWs at the railroad crossings, 1945. (from the SEAIT website of the University of Wisconsin) Below: Philippine railroad history in stamps (from my collection).
  23. 33. Now for some railfan stuff: the Baldwin locomotives in the Philippines. (from various railfan websites).
  24. 34. Left: Davenport locomotives in the Philippines. Top : Mallet locomotive at Insular Lumber Co., Negros Island . (from various railfan websites).
  25. 35. Left: Shay locomotives in the Phil. Top and Bottom: sugar trains at Hawaiian & La Carlota, Negros Island . (from various railfan websites).
  26. 36. Clockwise from above: diesel loco & folks at Biñan station, PNR diesels to the Bicol Region, trolley-car and water supply for “ home along the riles” people. (from PNR, and various railfan websites). THANK YOU!