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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 […]
Here is an interesting find from Wikipedia – a MTR diesel locomotive hauling a freight train on the Chinese side of the border at Shenzhen, photographed by Baycrest back in February 2010.
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The other week I wrote about the the demise of rail freight in Hong Kong: so how about we take a look at where the freight trains actually served when they did run.
Ten years ago a passenger waiting for a train on the East Rail Line had a good chance of seeing a lengthy freight train go speeding past, but over the intervening years the consists had shrunk to just a single wagon, and by June 2010 there were no freights at all. So why did they disappear?