KCR-Taipo Belle over 60 mph on trial run

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 21:43

This HK Telegraph report gives more details about the vehicle than the other newspapers.

While it was travelling through the New Territories at high-speed it must have given the villagers quite a fright when taking their usual routes along paths and crossings close to the ballast and unfenced track.   

The usual KCR steam locomotives hauling trains would have been quite slow and noisy on their approach.

Date picture taken
24 Sep 1936