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Construction Work on the Kowloon-Canton Railway

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

This series of photos shows various operations in connection with the track bed formation for Kowloon-Canton Railway in Kowloon.

Rail Dump Car used for transporting fill to the Hung Hom Bay Reclamation

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

Dump Car utilized for the Hung Hom Bay Reclamation in 1909. A huge tract of land was being formed for the Kolwoon-Canton Railway's tracks, the Kowloon terminus as well as siding and a depot

Rail Dump Car at the No.1 Cutting excavation site at Hung Hom

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

A  rail Dump Car utilized for the Hung Hom Bay Reclamation in 1909. A huge tract of land was being formed for the Kolwoon-Canton Railway's tracks, the Kowloon terminus as well as siding and a depot.

This particular picture show one car being loaded at the excavation site for a rail cutting at Hung Hom. The fill would then be transported  by rail and dumped into Hung Hom Bay for the KCR Reclamation..

Hung Hom Bay - Reclamation for KCR ( & Electric Power Station)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1909

The scene of the Hung Hom Bay reclamation in 1909 where an extensive tract of land was being reclaimed from the sea for the Kowloon-Canton Railway’s tracks to a Kowloon terminus as well as for a railway depot, sidings and shunting yards. On the left of the photo are two buildings, one with a tall chimney stack, which was the site of Kowloon's first electricity plant, completed in 1903. 

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Passenger Compartments

Each coach could accommodate between 60 and 80 passengers depending on whether configured for a combination 1st and 2nd Class or 2nd and 3rd class passenger seats.

Hall-Scott- Motor Coach with Trailer

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1922

Each  powered car also came with a matching unpowered trailer coach. These units could also be connected up and towed by steam-locomotive passenger trains

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach No.1

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1922

In May 1921 KCR ordered two sets of motor railcars with trailers from the Hall-Scott Motor Car Company of San Francisco. The intention was to use them on local services in New Territories where passenger demand did not justify long passenger trains with heavy locomotives. 

KCR Hall-Scott Motor Coach - Engine Compartment

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1922

The coaches were powered by 150 H.P six-cylinder internal combustion engines burning kerosene . The cylinders were 8 in. by 10 in. adapted for use by kerosene as a fuel. Th motor was equipped with a high-tension magneto and distributor with coil connected to two sets of spark plugs. The air compressor was  two-cylinder , water-cooled and powed directly from the engine. 

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

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 Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

KCR No. 23 was one of twelve ( Nos 21-32 ) ex  British War Department locomotives shipped to Hong Kong between December 1946 and March 1948 to alleviate the acute shortage of  engines following the end of the 2nd world war. They were phased  out progressively between 1957 and 63 being replaced by twelve diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering and General Motors.

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