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