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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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Kowloon Canton Railway pre-electrification

Finding details of the Kowloon Canton Railway pre-electrification is a tad tricky: when the majority of the content is in a language that you don’t speak it gets a lot harder. None the less, it is possible.

Kowloon Canton Railway KCR - EMD G12 locomotive No. 54

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Railway abandonment in Hong Kong

Despite the small number of railways located in Hong Kong, with the majority less than 40 years old, there are still a decent collection of abandoned lines, stations and tunnels. Lets start with the oldest…

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