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KCR - Kowloon Canton Railway ( British Section) [1910-2007]

Name: 
KCR - Kowloon Canton Railway ( British Section)
Type: 
Government
Status: 
Inactive
Created
Date: 
1910-10-01
Closed
Date: 
2007-12-01

Detailed planning and negotiations for construction and financing of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (“KCR”) commenced in 1905. The KCR (British Section), operating as a Hong Kong Government Department, was completed and formally opened on 1st October 1910. The Chinese Section ( “CKR”) running from the border at Lo Wu to Canton  was completed a year later opening on 5th October 1911.

KCR ceased to exist as separate entity on 1st December 2007 , only two months after its 100th anniversary, having been absorbed into the Mass Transit Railway ( MTR”) network.

KCR Steam Locmotive No.26 on Turntable at Hung Hom
KCR Steam Locmotive No.26 on Turntable at Hung Hom, by Chinarail (Collection )

 

KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge
KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge, by Chinarail (Collection )

 

KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 leaving Kowloon with mixed local train.
KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 leaving Kowloon with mixed local train. , by Chinarail

 

Tai Po Market Station (Temporary Structure)
Tai Po Market Station (Temporary Structure), by Chinarail ( by kind permission of the Royal Engineers Library)  

 

 

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach No.1
KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach No.1 , by Chinarail ( Enhanced scan from The Far Eastern Review Dec.1922)

 

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Engine Compartment
KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Engine Compartment , by Chinarail ( Enhanced scan from The Far Eastern Review Dec.1922)

 

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Passenger Compartments
KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Passenger Compartments , by Chinarail ( Enhanced scan from The Far Eastern Review Dec.1922)

 

Hall-Scott- Motor Coach with Trailer
Hall-Scott- Motor Coach with Trailer, by Chinarail ( Enhanced scan from The Far Eastern Review Dec.1922)

 

Photos that show this organisation

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