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First Through Train from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton - September 1936

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First Through Train from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton - September 1936

Extracts from the "Hong Kong Daily Press" dated 15 September 1936. Reports that the first through train from Wuchang to Canton on the newly completed Yuehan Railway had reached Canton on 6th September after a 48 hours journey.  Another article reports how Professor Forster rode this train, becoming the first person ever to complete the Overland Roite from London to Hong Kong entirely by rail. .

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, September 7, 1936