“Pretty as a postcard” at Hung Hom station

When you think picture postcard scenes of Hong Kong, you’d usually think of the view from Victoria Peak across Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, and the reverse view from Tsim Sha Tsui across the harbour to the Hong Kong skyline. But a postcard of Hung Hom station?


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I guess you could say it is pretty by night.


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But viewed across the tangle of roadways that lead to the Cross Harbour Tunnel?


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A view of the station forecourt?


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Or across the bus interchange?


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I wonder who the target audience of these postcards was – I doubt it was even railfans, because the trains should’ve been more prominent!

Footnote: the other end of the line

The other end of the Kowloon Canton Railway didn’t miss out on the postcard treatment – here we see Lo Wu station, at the border crossing with mainland China, complete with iconic red-white-blue bags.


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Footnote: a Cross Harbour Tunnel tangent

I also found a postcard showing the Kowloon portal to the Cross Harbour Tunnel.


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And another view by night.


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