Tag Archives: East Rail

The return of cross-boundary freight trains to Hong Kong

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world greatly in the past few years, and in March 2022 it saw the return of something gone for a decade – freight trains between Hong Kong and China. Hong Kong Government photo The […]

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When Hongkong Post rode the rails to China

There was once a time when Hongkong Post used the MTR East Rail line to transport mail across the border into Mainland China. This is the story of these trains. Photo by MJ2927 via hkrail.fandom.com Some history The completion of […]

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Coupling new and old on the East Rail line

A few years ago I found a photo of an original KCR ‘Yellow Head’ EMU coupled up to a refurbished classmate, but here is a more modern example – coupling a Metro Cammell EMU up to a brand new Hyundai […]

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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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“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. […]

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