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Hong Kong construction photos from mid-1990s

The 1990s was a massive decade for major infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, with the construction of the new Chek Lap Kok airport and associated transport connections occupying the city. Recently I discovered an extract of the book “15 Most Outstanding projects in Hong Kong” by Raymond Wong Wai Man, and it features construction photos from many of these projects.

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Riding the Kowloon Canton Railway in 1993

Here is another find from YouTube – footage from a ride on the Kowloon Canton Railway circa 1993. The first half of the video covers the journey from Kowloon Station to Lo Wu and a look across the border into mainland China, while the return trip ends at Kowloon Tong station.

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More on the pre-electrification Kowloon Canton Railway

Another great find from YouTube – this time a 30 minute long film containing footage of the KCR during the 1960s and 1970s, in the lead up to the rebuilding and electrification of the line that came in the 1980s.

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Underground Iron – Building the Hong Kong MTR

I’ve previously written a great deal about the MTR network of Hong Kong, but how was it built and constructed – the 1986 documentary titled Underground Iron – The Building of a Railway tells the entire story. Originally produced by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, you can find the complete 30 minute film on YouTube – here is a synopsis of it.

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Riding the MTR circa 1979

Continuing with my theme of finding raiwlay related Youtube clips and describing what’s in ’em – here is a documentary from 1979 that describes Hong Kong’s brand new MTR system and how to use it.

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