See more photos here, yes? http://blog.rihspi.org/
The only thing that ruins it, and no offense meant to anyone, are the informal settlers living beside the train's rails. These people threw dangerous and inconvenient objects at the old train's windows for fun e.g. rocks, water balloons, human feces. They find fun and joy in other people's pains. How would you feel if you're heading for the office then suddenly some guy from the ground splashes you with a dipperfull of water? Very inconvenient, yes? Lots of Gov't. Administrations have passed by and have done nothing to dispense of these informal settlers. I guess they'll be there 'till Kingdom come.
Anyway, you might be wondering what RIHSPI is. I researched about them and they turn out to be a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and documenting the railway history of the Philippines. They're very cool and patient people, considering the fact that it's a very hard task to document and restore things people take for granted and can't care less about. These people need everyone's support. And they need your help:
RIHS Needs Your Help
We need volunteers who share the same vision of restoring and preserving railways and industrial heritage of the Philippines and has the motivation, knowledge, skills, and time to help the society achieve its purpose. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are based outside the Philippines, a student or a corporate sponsor and willing to provide assistance to the society, please email us at email@example.com
The Railways and Industrial Heritage Society of the Phils., Inc. will spearhead the research and complete documentation of the Paco Railroad Station and surrounding communities and will play a major role in securing the declaration of the Paco Railroad Station as a National Historical Landmark. The restoration of Paco Railroad Station to its old glory will also be part of the efforts of the society.
If you have documents or information about the Paco Railroad Station or can help us in securing the declaration of Paco Railroad Station as a National Historical Landmark, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Till my next installment.
*Disclaimer: I am not a member of RIHSPI; Videos courtesy of YouTube; Picture(s) courtesy of RIHSPI. Thanks to all.