Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fishing the waters of Hong Kong

Wherever you go in Hong Kong, it seems that if you can get to the water, you will see someone fishing. You can find them on the busy waterfront promenades of the New Towns. You can find them on the empty shores of the Outlying Islands. You can even find a few hardy types in tiny dinghies, dodging massive ships in the middle of Victoria Harbour. One thing in common with all these fishermen is the size of their catch: these tiny palm sized fish are someone’s dinner tonight. So why is their catch so small?

Catch of the day for local fishermen at Ma On Shan Continue reading

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Rail freight yards in Hong Kong

The other week I wrote about the the demise of rail freight in Hong Kong: so how about we take a look at where the freight trains actually served when they did run.

Rail flat wagons at Hung Hom yard Continue reading

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Kowloon Canton Railway pre-electrification

Finding details of the Kowloon Canton Railway pre-electrification is a tad tricky: when the majority of the content is in a language that you don’t speak it gets a lot harder. None the less, it is possible.

Kowloon Canton Railway KCR - EMD G12 locomotive No. 54 Continue reading

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