Original Beacon Hill Tunnel - North Portal [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Original Beacon Hill Tunnel - North Portal [????- ]

The old single-track tunnel is no longer used by the railway, though it is still used to route a pipeline under the hills to Kowloon.

If you zoom in on the satellite map above, you can see the disused cutting that leads to the old portal. It's a short distance east of the current tunnel portal.

Thanks to Peter Crush for this photo of the portal taken during its construction: http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g468/chinarail1/Beacon-Hill-Tunnel-ShaTin-FER-Nov1909.jpg

You can trace the route of the old tunnel on the government's mapping website: http://www2.map.gov.hk/gih3/view/index.jsp (It isn't shown by default - click the "Detailed Map" button, and zoom in to levels 6 or 7 to show it.)

Photos that show this place

1909
1909

Comments

Hi David - actually I think the photo from Panoramio shows the south portal in Kowloon Tong. (By the way, thanks for the instructions on the geomap, now found it marked). Cheers, Phil

edit: the excellent keroseneian has some snaps of the tunnel/portals on his FLICKR stream.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39684656@N06/4334639974/

He/she is definitely one of the more informative people on that site, some great snaps.

Thanks Phil, I've moved it over to the South Portal.