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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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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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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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Building Telford Gardens atop the MTR depot at Kowloon Bay

This is the story of the MTR Kowloon Bay Depot: the main maintenance facility for the Mass Transit Railway system, main stabling yard for the Kwun Tong line, head office of the MTR Corporation, and basement level of the ‘Telford […]

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Traverser and a turntable at Kowloon Bay Depot

Traversers and turntables are a rare sight on the Hong Kong rail network, with Hung Hom station being one of the few examples. However I have since discovered that Kowloon Bay Depot goes one better – it has a traverser […]

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