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Monthly Archives: March 2011
A few days ago I started on my coverage of the MTR’s East Rail line with a brief introduction – today we will take a journey along the line – or at least most of it. But why couldn’t I travel the entire way?
I have finally reached the last of my MTR line guides: the East Rail Line. It has the longest history of any railway in Hong Kong, and is also the most interesting for a railfan – but why?
Atop Victoria Peak, when visibility is good, you can see out over the harbour towards the Kowloon Peninsula and the old airport, and into the hills that surround Kowloon. When you look really closely, sticking out like a sore thumb is an entire mountain with a 20-odd-storey high gouge cut into the side.
On my previous visits I have also seen this massive cut in the side of the hill, but why is it there? Continue reading