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KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge

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KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge

KCR No. 23 was one of twelve ( Nos 21-32 ) ex  British War Department locomotives shipped to Hong Kong between December 1946 and March 1948 to alleviate the acute shortage of  engines following the end of the 2nd world war. They were phased  out progressively between 1957 and 63 being replaced by twelve diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering and General Motors.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1948