Views along the tram line in the 1920s
Join us on a tram ride through 1920s Hong Kong, keeping an eye out for these along the way:
- Typhoon damage: Several photos show trams damaged in a strong typhoon that hit Hong Kong in August 1923
- Industrial action: One photo shows a tram with a banner, “Tramways volunteers apply here”. The photo was taken during the strike and boycott of 1925-26.
- The trams' changing appearance: At the start of the 1920s, the upper decks on trams had a canvas roof, but open sides. The canvas roof was later replaced with a solid roof, and by the end of the decade all trams had enclosed upper decks, looking similar to the trams we see today. It took time for changes to work their way through the whole fleet, so you'll see some photos show two different generations of tram.
Now on with the photos:
You can click on any of the photos above to visit that photo's page. Many have larger copies of the photo, and additional information about the scene.
Thank you to everyone who uploaded these photos for us to enjoy. If you have any other views along the tramline from the 1920s, please can you upload them for us to see? We're especially short of views taken west of Central, or east of Causeway Bay. Click here to learn how to upload a photo to Gwulo.
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