Yearly Archives: 2017

Abandoned MTR locomotive running shed at Hung Hom

Following the opening of the new diesel locomotive running shed at Lo Wu in 2014, the facility at Hung Hom was taken out of use. The 無人之境 / Abandoned HK group of urban explorers paid a visit to it shortly before demolition.

機車行車室 Locomotive running shed
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Moving the East Rail locomotive running shed to Lo Wu

For over one hundred years the southern terminus of the Kowloon Canton Railway has been the home of Hong Kong’s railway motive power. Replacing steam with diesel power in the 1950s, relocating the terminus to Hung Hom in 1975, and the takeover by the MTR in 2007 didn’t diminish this. However the construction of the Shatin to Central Link finally did, with the locomotive running shed being relocated to Lo Wu in 2014.

MTR locomotive running shed at Lo Wu (photo by 水水, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Delivering the KCRC fleet of ER20 diesel locomotives

Back in 2001 the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation ordered five Siemens “Eurorunner” model ER20 diesel locomotives in Hong Kong. Originally intended to haul freight services, the locomotives remain in service today, but solely used on works trains and transferring EMUs trains between depots.

MTR diesel #8005 (Siemens “Eurorunner” model ER20) coupled to a SP1900 EMU at Pat Heung Depot Continue reading

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Named trains of the MTR Light Rail

Trains in Hong Kong don’t have very much character – they all look much the same, with only their fleet numbers setting them apart. But on the MTR Light Rail network, there was an exception – a pair of light rail vehicles that were given their own names.

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Digital art by Josef Bsharah – inspired by Hong Kong?

I recently came across the digital artwork created by Josef Bsharah and thought to myself – I swear this is a photo of the streets of Hong Kong.


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