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1918 Taipo railway

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

15HKG Scouts at Tai Po Market Station, c1953

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

15HKG Scouts at Tai Po Market Station, c1953

15HKG Scout Visit Tai Po, c1950

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

15HKG Scout Visit Tai Po, c1950, possible 1952-3 as this was found in the same pile of photos taken by 15HKG Scout representatives during the 1952-3 Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree.

Background looks like the old Tai Po Railway Station sign.

KCR -Carriage steps riders

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

KCR -Carriage balcony riders

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1968

Standing room only, no roof riders though

Re-starting KCR services after WW2

In Cheng Po Hung's book, Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation, he notes that trains started running again on the KCR line in February 1942, but that by 1944 trains only ran once every two days due to fuel shortages. (I guess that train services would have stopped completely by mid-1945 - has anyone seen this confirmed?)

So when the British returned, one of their jobs was to get the trains running again. They didn't waste any time, and the first train ran on the Sep 29, 1945 ... straight into a brick wall!

KCR Tsim Sha Tsui Station - Cultural Revolution - 1967

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1967

During the height of the Cultural Revolution in1967 , when disturbances had spread to Hong Kong , KCR railway workers had to contend with through freight trains arriving from the Mainland at Tsim Sha Tsui with their wagons festooned with anti-British slogans. This also included some disturbing additions hanging  down the wagon sides. The slogan daubed on the end of the wagon reads 打 倒英帝 (" Da Dao Yingdi" - equivalent to "Down with British Imperialism" ) 

KCR Railway Workshops

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

See here for more information

Baggage Tag_KCR1980.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980

Baggage tag for through train to Guangzhou (without disembarking at Lo Wu). Train ride was on the 8th August, 1980.

KCR under consruction in 1909

For me it looks like narrow-gauge railway tracks. So it could be the Fan Ling-Sha Tau Kok Railway (see http://gwulo.com/hong-kong-railways-ropeways).

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

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