c1949 tramline

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:36

Rare view showing a high- and low-level tramline. Any idea on the location? Causeway Bay may be.



Date picture taken


The East Praya Reclamation final report mentions that many roads in the area had to be raised by at least 2 feet to accommodate new drains and that 5,000 feet of tram track had to be relaid.

Update: Sunday Herald 25 January 1948

For many years the road adjoining the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter has been subsiding. To prevent futher subsidence, the Public Works Department is constructing a cut-off wall within the typhoon shelter. At the same time the road, considered too narrow for present day conditions and much too low to avoid flooding in heavy rains, is being raised by about 4 feet and widened to approximately 100 feet.

China Mail 10 March 1949

Found the same photo that Edmund had posted, The road raising works were in connection with the Causeway Bay Reclamation. I surmise Joseph's photo is also from the same period.