Yearly Archives: 2022

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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Traverser and a turntable at Kowloon Bay Depot

Traversers and turntables are a rare sight on the Hong Kong rail network, with Hung Hom station being one of the few examples. However I have since discovered that Kowloon Bay Depot goes one better – it has a traverser […]

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‘The Queen Was Here’ plaque at Hung Hom station

A few years ago I visited Hung Hom station, and found a curious plaque in a forgotten corner of the concourse, the text on it stating “This plaque was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen on 5th Mary 1975 to […]

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Looking back at Hong Kong’s pig trains

One of Hong Kong’s most infamous stench was that of the pig trains, leaving a stinky trail as they made their way from mainland China along the Kowloon Canton Railway to Hung Hom, to feed a local population hungry for […]

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Swapping left and right on the Tuen Ma Line

Road and rail traffic in Hong Kong usually moves on the left, but the recently completed Tuen Ma Line is a little different, with the eastern section running on the right, and switching back over to the left in the […]

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