Friday, July 3, 2009

Caloocan Update - July 4, 2009

Photos of the PNR carriage prototype courtesy of Reese member Alberto Nual.

The prototype with the new livery.

The front end of the prototype carriage.
 Passenger door of the PNR prototype carriage.

Inside the PNR prototype carriage with 2x2 seats installed.
 Another view of the interior of the PNR prototype carriage.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

PNR DMU Test Run - June 15, 2009

Videos courtesy of Reese member, Juan Carlos Salamat

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Caloocan Update - June 9, 2009

A PNR prototype carriage is currently being constructed in one of the buildings of PNR Caloocan.  Photos courtesy of Alberto Nual.

The interior of the carriage.  Seat base and airconditioning ducts already installed.  The PNR prototype carriage is currently being done by Sta. Rosa Motors.
Picture taken from the other end of the carriage.

Newly refurbished bogeys waiting to be installed.
Brand new aircon motor for this deluxe carriage.

Monday, June 15, 2009

PNR DMU Test Run - June 15, 2009

The Philippine National Railways  was tested again today, June 15, 2009.  The DMR1-ITR1-DMR-2 now has a new livery. Photos courtesy of Ryoichi Motoyoshi.

The PNR DMU at Pasay Road Station, June 15, 2009, Fourth test run. Second test run with new livery.

The now historic livery of the same PNR DMU. Photo taken last May 18,2009 during the second test run.

Friday, June 5, 2009

DMU Test Run

DMU test run conducted last May 18, 2009. Photos courtesy of RIHSPI member Motoyoshi Ryoichi.

PNR DMU at Tutuban Station. May 18, 2009. Start of the Test Run.

This is the second test run conducted by PNR and Rotem.

The new DMU and EspaƱa Railroad Station.

The new PNR DMU inauguration is scheduled with the month of June 2009.
PNR DMU at Pandacan Railroad Station.

Near Paco Railroad Station southrail construction depot.

PNR DMU at the Pasay Railroad Station.

End of the test run.  Getting ready for the return trip to Tutuban.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

PNR Caloocan Update

 Reese members Karel Brouwers, Alberto Nual and Brad Peadon visited PNR Caloocan workshop last March 27, 2009 and were able to observe and document the on-going rehabilitation of a deluxe carriage.
The carriage will serve as the model for future rehabilitation work.
The carriage will have reclining seats, overhead compartment bins, comfort rooms and amenities that will give Bicol bus operators a run for their money. Photos courtesy of Alberto Nual.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New PNR DMU and Reese

Reese Members Bill Sullivan, Antonio Figueroa, Karel Brouwers, Edlee Tusi and Larry Gruta with the new PNR DMU. March 29, 2009

Last Photo Before The Move

Reese and Dagupan.  Last photo of Dagupan before the move. March 29, 2009.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Buda 22

 Buda 22 at the north side of the Caloocan workshop.  Reese and PNR executed a Memorandum of Agreement last January 2009 to restore this historic railcar.
The Buda 22 railcar is an 8-man multi-gauge motor car made by Kalamazoo Mfg. Co. for the US Railway Grand Division use during World War II. 
 After the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement, Reese members with the help of PNR Caloocan workshop personnel prepared the Buda 22 for transfer.  Reese installed temporary wooden wheels.
 Buda 22 ready to be transported to the workshop of Karel Brouwers, Reese Board member, in Cardona, Rizal.
 The picture above shows the Buda 22 being disassembled.
 Reese member Larry Gruta repairing the chassis of the Buda 22.  The chassis was extended by PNR just like the Philippine jeepneys.
Buda 22 with side frames restored.
 Installing the original roof of the Buda 22.
 Technician inspecting the original Willys Jeep MB flat-head motor.
 The casted new wheels.  An exact copy of the original.
Latest photo of the Buda 22 taken last April 26, 2009 showing the completed body and glass windows.

Monday, April 20, 2009

PNR Story by Reporter's Notebook

GMA TV Reporter's Notebook episode last April 14, 2009. Old Philippine Railways photos provided by the Railways and Industrial Heritage Society of the Phils., Inc.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New PNR DMU Test Run

The new PNR DMU was tested last Thursday, April 9, 2009. The PNR DMU at Pasay Road Station. 

Exclusive photo of the DMU controls.  The DMU reached 80 kph from Pasay Road Station to Villamor Area.
A peek inside the new DMU. Still with plastic cover.
Photos courtesy of Alberto Nual

Friday, March 20, 2009