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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..

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.

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.

Train to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, 1980

Leroy W. Demery writes:

Diesel locomotive 东风 0149 (DF 0149) and train.I believe that this photo shows the "second" of the two daily "intercity" trains to Guangzhou.

 My notes confirm the location as Sheung Shui (上水) station. I believe that this train was working northward.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980
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East Praya construction locomotives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1923

This image is believed to be the East Praya contractor's steam locomotives involved in the reclamation works. However the newsprint doesn't actually say so. Similar reclamation works were being done elsewhere around this time, notably at Kai Tak and the land formation for the Kowloon Tong estates using narrow gauge railways with similar contractor's locomotives. The backgound hills may give a clue. The tree in the right seems to be a bit too substantial to be growing on newly reclamation land.

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