Sunday, July 22, 2007
Railways Ad ca 1928: Bicol Express
The above ad circa 1928 promotes Mayon Volcano while actively erupting. The ad was published a year after the Manila Railroad company promoted "Bicol Express". The Manila Railroad Company started using "Express" after they used oil-fired locomotives. The trip starts with a train ride from Paco to Aloneros, Guinayangan. A night boat to Pasacao, Camarines Sur along the Ragay Gulf, then motor drive to Pamplona, Camarines Sur. The last leg of the travel is a train ride from Pamplona to Legaspi City or Tabaco, Albay.