Monday, September 22, 2008

Concrete Ties Production at PNR Caloocan

RIHSPI Weekend Trip: September 20, 2008.
Pre-stressed concrete ties stored beside Horace Higgins Hall, Philippine National Railways Compound,  Caloocan City.

RIHSPI members followed the rows of pre-stressed concrete ties and discovered the production area inside the Engineering Department compound of PNR.

More pre-stressed concrete ties stored inside the compound.

A peek inside the mold.  

Workers busy preparing the steel bars with Pandrol shoulders.

An unknown machine being used to prepare the steel bars.

The concrete mix plant.

Pouring concrete inside the mold.

Preparing for hardening. Twenty four hours under the canvas with steam.

Special thanks to Mr. Anonuevo for letting us view the production process. Mr. Anonuevo learned the production process from John Holland in the early 1990s.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

PNR 5002

General Electric 5000 Class Build No. 4754.2 Type Bo-Bo Model U6B. August 31, 2008. Tayuman Locoshed.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Off Topic: World's Longest Bar

World's Longest Bar. September 5, 2008.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Southrail Update

New shed at Tutuban. August 31, 2008.
Newly refurbished locoshed at Tutuban. August 31, 2008.
Inside the newly refurbished locoshed at Tutuban. August 31, 2008.
Paco Station, August 23, 2008.

FTI ROW Taguig near C5 SLEX exit. August 22, 2008.
FTI ROW, view on top of C5 SLEX exit, August 22, 2008.