Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Pig train memories

Browsing around the internet I found a picture that brought back not entirely pleasant memories.  It’s 1984, and you are standing on the subterranean platform at Mong Kok, first station up the line from the Hung Hom, Kowloon, terminus of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – The Railway Museum

Today we’ll have a stroll around the HK Railway Museum.  When HK does bother to preserve anything, they usually do it well.  The museum is a very pleasant place to visit for an hour or two, and is also a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Riding East Rail

On New Year’s Day I worked in my hotel for the morning, but spent the afternoon exploring.  A five minute walk from the hotel took me to Ngau Tau Kok MTR line.  An investment of HK$55 (about £4.50) gave me a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Dr Beeching in reverse

Hong Kong just can’t get enough railways….  Here’s a brief potted history so far. The beginning of the present day railway network in Hong Kong goes back over one hundred years. The idea of connecting Hong Kong and China with … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Tram Jam

Today’s title is blatently stolen from an excellent 1984 collection of photographs of trams in HK.  It tended towards the artistic, rather than the boring railway enthusiast album, but was none the worse for that.  (And it is still available second-hand from Amazon … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Home of International Superstars?

I’ve a few posts to finish about Hong Kong, but I have been out and about on the trains today, visiting a few old haunts and catching up with an old friend.  I need to edit some of my photographs before … Continue reading

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Happy New (English) year

And a Happy New Year from Hong Kong!  It’s not Kung Hei Fat Choi for another six weeks or so, but Hong Kong being a practical sort of place, the Christmas lights might as well stay up for both the … Continue reading

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