Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Kai Tak landings

Not railways, I know, but whilst wasting a little time on YouTube, I came across these Hong Kong, Kai Tak airport, landing videos.  They brought back some good memories of visits to Hong Kong, and the spectacular landing as one … Continue reading

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Down memory lane

Recently I came across the site for Blacksmith Books, who publish a lot of Hong Kong and SE Asian books.  I couldn’t resist this one: And the ‘blurb’: For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the … Continue reading

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Spot the deliberate mistake

If you have ever been berated by some ‘expert’ at a show, that some part of your layout has the wrong livery, take comfort in what recently happened in real life. To Cathay Paci(f)ic – with a large airliner….. If … Continue reading

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The Carters fly east

Before Ian and Lily joined us in Stuttgart, they were in Hong Kong and Japan.  Here are a few of Ian’s holiday snaps…. This one is very familiar to me – a Hong Kong ‘tram jam’.  Still the best value … Continue reading

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Trains and boats and (later) planes #2

It only takes 5 minutes or so to get from Kowloon Tong to the main Hung Hom terminus.  I left the platform and took the exit for the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, that runs about a mile along Victoria harbour, from … Continue reading

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Trains and boats and (later) planes #1

Saturday was my last day in Hong Kong.  I got up late, making the most of the opportunity for a lie in, and after breakfast set out for Hong Kong Island and an early lunch with an old friend.  The weather this week has … Continue reading

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Wandering West Rail

Back in Hong Kong for a week, but despite having a weekend here before starting work, I haven’t got around that much.  The temperature is a pleasant 23-26C, but 85% humidity makes walking around like wading through soup (not that … Continue reading

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