Years ago, I am already familiar with this red bricked structure but never knew this is an old train station until someone from a social media group mentioned about this.
The Meycauayan Old Train Station was a part of the Manila-Dagupan Railroad, the first rail line in the country.
The construction of the rail line started at 1887 and was finished at 1892. There were many stations that constituted the Manila-Dagupan Railroad, Tutuban being the first and Dagupan being the last. The Meycauayan Station served as the first station for the railroad system in the province of Bulacan.
The Old Train Station serves as a mute witness of the journeys, transactions, or perhaps significant historical events occurred almost or a century ago.
I went here to take pictures after my short journey to Bocaue. As I began taking pictures, a kuya told me that the view of the other side of the station is much nicer.
As soon as I continue taking shots of the place, I was instructed by the men who is sitting beside the station to ask permission to the guard on duty to take pictures. A lolo told me that he was able to witness the operation of the railroad during his youth. It served as a hub of economic opportunities for the community as many were selling food and various items for the travelers during the time of the operation of the railroad.
At this present, the station stands lone and still. Its significance, during the past many years, seems to be forgotten already.
The structure itself still stands beautiful but considering its present condition, it needs to be aided.
The Meycauayan Old Train Station has the great potential to become an official heritage site of the municipality.
Kung makakapagsalita lamang ang lumang istasyon ng tren na ito...ano kayang mga kwento ang kanyang maibabahagi sa atin?
Ilang makasaysayang pangyayari na hindi kailanman natala sa mga aklat ang kanyang nasaksihan?
Ilang mga kilalang tao kaya ang nakaapak o nakababa sa istasyon ng tren na ito?
Ilang pagtatanan ng magkasintahan ang kanyang naihatid sa malayong lugar?
Gaano karaming luha ang kanyang nakita bunsod ng paghihiwalay lulan ng malayong distansiya?
The Meycauayan Old Train Station is located in front of the St. Mary's College along McArthur hi-way, Meycauayan.
The landmarks nearby are Aliw-Complex and 7-Eleven.
-The Meycauayan Old Train Station is always guarded. You would have to ask permission to the guard-on-duty if you would like to take pictures. If you are lucky, you could be able to go inside the station though it is already highly discouraged since the structure itself is already in frail condition.
Ang "kenyo" ay salitang hango sa Bulakenyo. Layunin ko na mas makilala ang aking lalawigan.