Hong Kong to London by train in the 1920s
Jan Morris, in her book "Hong Kong", writes: "In the 1920s it [Hong Kong] became the only British overseas possession from which you could book a through train ticket to London. You left from the Kowloon waterfront station on the Guangzhou train, perhaps the streamlined railcar Canton Belle, decorated all in green and silver and equipped with cocktail bar; you travelled via Beijing and the Tans-Siberian railway to Moscow, Berlin, Paris and Calais; and from Dover the Pullman coaches of the Golden Arrow took you on to Victoria Station, London." (Jan Morris, Hong Kong, Penguin Books, 1997, pp. 154-55).
I'd be interested to know what the cost of 1st Class train ticket through to London was in the 1920s by comparison with a 1st Class ticket by sea via Montreal and the difference in the speed of the journey. I sense that members of my family liked to travel by train for at least a part of their journey between Hong Kong and London, in that they often seem to have eluded the ships passenger lists in the 1920s and beyond.