Panorama from Church Bell Tower, Pagsanjan. Showing Magdapio Lodge on Kodak film in 1980.
Paddle boats on Burnham Lake, Baguio, Philippines. Taken on Kodak film on 13 Apl 1980.
The Mansion, Baguio holiday home for the Philippines President.Taken on Kodak film on 13 Apl 1980.
Rizal Avenue, before LRT. near Blumentritt. (the centre poles were remains from the electric tram days.) ie “Manila Electric Railway And Light Company” = MERALCO. Taken on Kodachrome on 1 Apl 1980.
In 1903 Charles M. Swift of Detroit granted a franchise to operate an electric street railway.
With capital raised in the US & Europe and equipment obtained from the same sources, Swift organised the Manila Electric Railway and light Company, became known as MERALCO.
The company bought out two Spanish firms:
Campania de los Tranvia de Filipinas which operated a small horse drawn street railway system and a steam tramway, and La Electricista, a small electric lighting company, Meralaco’s tranvias.
In 1919 affiliate of Manila Suburban Railways Company amalgamated to a single new corporation called Manila Electric Company.