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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.

1980 KCR Clocktower

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Looking rather lonely after all the station buildings had been demolished.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981
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