Russell Street Tram Depot [1904-c.1950] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Russell Street Tram Depot [1904-c.1950]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1904-05-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1950-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

First tram depot of Hongkong Tramways.

From the PWD report for 1903

Good progress was made with the erection of the Company’s Power Station and Car Depot on the east side of Bowrington Canal.

The depot was surely ready with opening of the tram in mid-1904.

Description from The Street Railway Journal 1905, page 214.

The car shed, which is a rectangular building 220 ft. long, contains six lines of track and gives accommodation for thirty-five cars. The roof is of iron, in two spans, partly glazed and provided with louveres, giving plenty of light and ventilation. Inspection pits run the whole length of the shed.

At one end of the car shed is a well equipped work shop, containing screw cutting gap lathe, wheel lathe, wheel press and drilling machines, the whole being driven by a 500-volt motor. A suitable smith shop, carpenter shop and paint shop are also provided.

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