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Abandoned tram track in Causeway Bay

On my recent trip to Hong Kong I found something interesting on the streets of Causeway Bay – an abandoned tram track branching off from the main route. So where did it lead, and why was it built? Following the […]

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‘Emergency Tram Operation’ at Whitty Street Depot

Whitty Street Depot is the head office and main maintenance facility for the Hong Kong Tramways, located off Des Voeux Road West at the western end of Hong Kong Island. A friend of mine discovered an ‘Emergency Tram Operation’ sign […]

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1970s trip on the pre-electrification Kowloon Canton Railway

Over the years I’ve found a few YouTube videos featuring the Kowloon Canton Railway pre-electrification, and here is another one – a 3 minute long journey along the line in 1971. A timeline of what there is to see: 00:00 […]

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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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