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Sunday, July 3, 2011

PNR Manila - Naga Inaugural Run

PNR Inaugural Run
June 29, 2011
Travel Report by Absinthe
REESE Members

Photo Credits: Absinthe

T-611 Tutuban-Naga

6:15 pm Departure Tutuban
6:30 España Full Stop
6:34 Departure España
6:40 Pandacan Bridge
6:41 Pandacan Station - Full Stop/Line Clearance
6:45 Departure Pandacan
6:55 Buendia Station
6:57 Pasay Road Full Stop
7:04 FTI Full Stop (don't know why)
7:15 Sucat Full Stop - Awaiting DMU (not sure)
7:19 Departure Sucat
7:26 Alabang Station - Full Stop
7:31 Departure Alabang
7:43 Pacita Station
7:52 Biñan
8:22 San Cristobal Bridge
8:30 Calamba - Full Stop/Line Clearance
8:50 College Station
8:55 IRRI
9:12 Palikpik-Ayungin Bridge
9:25 San Pablo Station
9:38 Tiaong Bypass Road
9:53 Candelaria RR Crossing
9:56 Candelaria Station
10:24 Lucena Station - Full Stop/ Line Clearance
10:35 Departure Lucena
12:35 AM Plaridel Station - Full Stop/ Line Clearance
12:38 Departure Plaridel
1:55 Hondagua - Full Stop/Line Clearance/Nagbaba ng gamit
2:01 Departure Hondagua
2:43 Full Stop due to head-on collision with skates carrying sacks of coals
-:-- Stopped in Tagkawayan and Ragay, no time at antok ako ahihihi
5:25 Full Stop in Malaguico, Sipocot, Camarines Sur due to washout/ soil erosion
7:10 Bicol Commuter Train arrives
7:20 BCT leaves bound for Naga
9:20 T-611 safely thru washed-out area and on the go again
9:37 Sipocot Station
10:14 Pamplona Station
10:30 Touchdown Naga City Central Station

T-612 NG - CA

7:00 PM Departure Naga City Central Station
7:30 Libmanan Station - Full Stop, 3 passengers boarded
7:50 Sipocot Station - Full Stop, 6 passengers boarded
8:05 Sipocot Danger Zone, safely thru
8:53 Ragay Station - Full Stop
10:09 Tagkawayan - Full Stop, Line Clearance
10:56 Aloneros
11:28 Hondagua Station - Full Stop, Line Clearance, 3 passengers boarded
12:37 AM Plaridel Station - Full Stop, Line Clearance
3:06 Lucena Station Full Stop, Line Clearance, lady passenger in Hondagua disembarks
4:05 Candelaria RR Crossing
4:26 Barangay Del Remedio, San Pablo City
4:38 Palikpik-Ayungin Bridge
4:57 IRRI
5:00 College Station
5:05 LB Station
5:29 Calamba Station - Full Stop, Line Clearance, yours truly disembarks

The trip got delayed from Tutuban to Naga somewhere in Malaguico, Sipocot due to soft soil under the tracks.

 T-611 stopped due to this scenario in Malaguico, Sipocot, Camarines Sur

Mr. Estelito Nierva, PNR Transportation Manager being interviewed by GMA 7's Tina Panganiban-Perez to explain the situation

ABS-CBN's Zen Hernandez getting ready to report

Ito yung lalaking na frantically waving to the loco driver not to proceed. Hinabol nya ung tren. 

Trackworkers rushing to temporarily stabilize the embankment. Aligned na yung riles dyan, nakaangat riles.

Engr. Esperedion B. Regulto doing a final walking check before proceeding to let T-611 pass.


A Parish Priest and PNR Officials led by Mr. Nierva gather for a small blessing of the Bicol Express train in Naga City Central Station.

Works Train hauled by DEL 917 enroute to Sipocot to repair the eroded embankment.

 Reese Members (from L-R) Vic Nierva, Paul Cabalhin, and Alfred Imasa share a light moment before T-612 leaves Naga City bound for Tutuban

This is what people living in the railtracks do when they have nothing to do. Stone throwing incident somewhere in Ragay, Camarines Sur.

Thanks Absinthe for letting us post your travel report on our site :)

How does the train look like inside? Please visit www.ironwulf.net and be amazed!

Departure at Naga: 7:00 PM

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