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Mass Transit Railway and police

L to R. Ray Carpenter. Martin Sampson (SIP) and Mr. Chan??? 1976. In the MTR Office on the 1st. Floor Traffic Mongkok PHQ. When the MTR was being built the engineers had to abide with Govt and Police regulations re; road diversions and closures. Martin, his officers and mobile patrols had to make sure that the engineers proposed traffic plans met with approval and in order to take a short cut in their project timetable did not pull a fast one and start closing roads without telling anyone. A historic photo as Martin was given responsibility for the whole of the traffic problems in Kowloon side caused by the MTR construction. Are you interested in a story? Hawaii 5-0 came to Kowloon and they were filming the episode of Gow-lung the triad connection. They filmed it directly below this office at Mongkok. We were in Summer kit, it was very warm, they were in the sun and were wearing suit, collar and tie and lots of make up and as one actor said his lines and the camera direction changed to another actor to answer, the make up people would rush out and cotton bud the sweat running off them and apply more powder to make them look fresh and Dano did stand on a box when a group shot was required. We later met them all in the Mess. A nice group of people who appreciated the quiet/privacy we gave them when filming.