Monthly Archives: April 2011

A ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car

Ngong Ping 360 is the cable car in Hong Kong that links Tung Chung to the Tian Tan Buddha, located high atop on Lantau Island.

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Travelling to the Tian Tan Buddha

The Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, but the crowds visiting it are only a recent occurrence, despite the statue being completed back in 1993. So why didn’t many tourists visit it?

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Railway abandonment in Hong Kong

Despite the small number of railways located in Hong Kong, with the majority less than 40 years old, there are still a decent collection of abandoned lines, stations and tunnels. Lets start with the oldest…

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British railway signalling and MTR East Rail

The majority of the MTR lacks complicated lineside signalling, but thankfully for a railfan the East Rail line has a much more interesting system, based on British practice. So what makes it tick?

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Railway signalling on the MTR underground

With such a busy network, what kind of signalling does the MTR use to direct their trains along their journey? As it happens, the lineside signals may be dead simple, but other technology is at work behind the scenes.

Signals at the Tung Chung end of Sunny Bay station Continue reading

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