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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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Farewell to the MTR Phase 2 Light Rail Vehicles

As Hong Kong’s rail network ages, old rolling stock gets replaced by new, and so we now see the first retirements on the MTR Light Rail system – the Phase 2 Light Rail Vehicles. Kawasaki Heavy Industries photo The Phase […]

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KCR ‘Yellow Head’ trains at the MTR Kowloon Bay Depot

I found an interesting photo recently – multiple KCR ‘yellow head’ trains lined up in the sheds at the MTR’s Kowloon Bay Depot. So what were they doing there? Heather Coulson photo Well, Chinese-language Wikipedia has come to the rescue. […]

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