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Shops opposite KCR Terminus

Shows the railway from the station to the Kowloon Wharves.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Kowloon Wharves & KCR -railway goods access to piers

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Newspaper advert highlighting that KCR railway trucks could directly access the cargo vessel piers.

The only way would be across the Star Ferry bus terminal

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Construction of Roads in Hong Kong in the early 20th century

Let’s start with this photo from likely late 1915, which has been discussed on Gwulo lately. Besides the view of the just finished KCR Terminus building, it reveals a lot about road construction techniques in Hong Kong at the beginning of the 20th century.

1915 Kowloon -Canton Railway, Kowloon Terminus, Tsim Sha Tsui = 尖沙咀火車站

Originally attributed to 1914, but the building is finished and the date is more likely end of 1915. Date adjusted.

Railway connection to the Kowloon Wharves under construction. Likely these track opened at the same time when the terminus opened.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1915

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!

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