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PNR: Sipocot station
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:00:45 PM »
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Bicol Commuter Train to Sipocot and its waiting passengers
July 13, 2017

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29421855@N07/39489714254/in/pool-1395212@N21/

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Re: PNR: Sipocot station
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 07:39:07 AM »

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Re: PNR: Sipocot station
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »
Paul Nicholas Cabalhin
Published on Jul 2, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_Htq7qjHs

The Philippine National Railways had recently launched the comeback of the Bicol Express train last June 29, 2011. It departed from Tutuban at 6:15pm on June 29 2011 and it was supposed to arrive in Naga, Camarines Sur at 4:15am the next day. However, during the night before the inaugural run, a heavy rain poured at Sipocot, Camarines Sur and it weakened the embankment. It caused the rails to bend and made it misaligned. This made the train very delayed. Track workers from the surrounding area rushed immediately to temporarily restore the washed out embankment so that the train could continue its journey to Naga. The Bicol Commuter train came as a rescue train and passengers from the Bicol Express Train transferred to it so they may arrive at Naga early. After 5 hours, the embankment was reinforced but it was not enough. So they carefully let the train pass with extra precaution. The train passed safely and continued its trip to Naga. When the train arrived at Naga, a works train was sent to repair the washed out area for the return trip. And the return trip passed safely as well. GMA and ABS-CBN reporters were also present in the inaugural trip.

Taken June 30, 2011. Paul Nicholas Cabalhin || RIHSPI 2011



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Re: PNR: Sipocot station
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 08:17:06 AM »
Main Line South (MLS) railway is now open up to Iriga City

https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1465913326881132

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) just concluded an inspection trip through Tutuban, Manila; San Pablo, Laguna; Lucena City, Quezon Province; and Sipocot, Naga City and Iriga City in Camarines Sur.

The Main Line South (MLS) is now open up to Iriga City and ready to receive the transfer of rolling stock material between Manila and Bicol.

The PNR inspection team comprised of combined elements from PNR Operations Engineering, Rolling Stock Management and Planning left Manila on 20 September and returned on 23 September 2019.

The inspection trip coincided with the traditional Peñafrancia express special trip dispatched by PNR since 1939 to coincide with the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

The Naga-Tutuban inspection run clocked in 12 hours and 44 minutes, 3 hours faster than the usual Naga-Manila rail trip duration.

The inspection was made in preparation for the reopening of the Sipocot-Naga-Legazpi commuter service. PNR completed in workshop rehabilitation the 60-year-old Kiha KH59 “Kogane” train for the event.

[Photo Courtesy: PNR Planning Engineer Kim Naniong]

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Re: PNR: Sipocot station
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 01:25:27 PM »
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Re: PNR: Sipocot station
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 12:50:49 PM »
The current Sipocot station with siding (a parallel track)





Where the main track and siding separate





The old Sipocot wye, located south of the station, that is no longer in use. Note the cruved roads that trace where the wye was.




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Credit to Erwin Cornejo Sabilala for pointing out the location of the wye. This has led to an interesting "archeological" exercise.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/120989042040/permalink/10156320694082041/

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