Yearly Archives: 2022

MTR JMD1200FX diesel electric locomotives

I’ve written about MTR’s fleet of maintenance and work trains before, but it turns out there is one class of diesel electric locomotives I’ve missed – the JMD1200FX units used on the Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Jiangsu Jinchuang Vehicle […]

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Hong Kong taxi on the streets of Toronto

I’ve written before about Hong Kong double decker buses in Australia, but what about a Hong Kong taxi on the streets of Toronto? Michael Tsui photo Hong Kong’s red Toyota Crown Comfort taxis are just as much of the streetscape […]

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Farewell to the MTR Phase 2 Light Rail Vehicles

As Hong Kong’s rail network ages, old rolling stock gets replaced by new, and so we now see the first retirements on the MTR Light Rail system – the Phase 2 Light Rail Vehicles. Kawasaki Heavy Industries photo The Phase […]

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KCR ‘Yellow Head’ trains at the MTR Kowloon Bay Depot

I found an interesting photo recently – multiple KCR ‘yellow head’ trains lined up in the sheds at the MTR’s Kowloon Bay Depot. So what were they doing there? Heather Coulson photo Well, Chinese-language Wikipedia has come to the rescue. […]

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Building Telford Gardens atop the MTR depot at Kowloon Bay

This is the story of the MTR Kowloon Bay Depot: the main maintenance facility for the Mass Transit Railway system, main stabling yard for the Kwun Tong line, head office of the MTR Corporation, and basement level of the ‘Telford […]

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