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Kowloon Canton Railway Terminus

Text on Flickr:

The pillars of the Kowloon Canton Railway Terminus in the Urban Council Centenary Garden

Kowloon Canton Railway Terminus was opened in 1916 while the clock tower was completed in 1915. Owing to lacking of space for expansion, the terminus was moved to Hung Hom in 1974. The station building was demolished in 1978 except the clock tower which was conserved under the effort of the Heritage Society. Six pillars of the station building were moved to the Urban Council Centenary Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1990

KCR Terminus under demolition

Text on Flickr: looking out of my window at Hotung House (now Kowloon Centre)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

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" ) 

Star ferry bus terminus & Kowloon wharf entrance interloper

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

We have never seen a locomotive using the transfer track betewn Kowloon wharf and the KCR terminus, which is what I presume this this is.

The small car in the backgound is very similar to one that appears in a number of 1930s RAF Kai Tak pictures

Kowloon Canton Railway 1946

Turntable-Tsim Sha Tsui East

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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The locomotive Turntable  referred to earlier by 'T' is seen clearly here next to the HKYF Co pier. While the turntable has gone I believe the long building next to it is still there today used for housing small KCR freight locomotives. Remarkable in this picture is the extent of the freight transfer yards no longer in use at this location

Tsim Sha Tsui East-May 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979

Tsim Sha Tsui East-May 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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Tsim Sha Tsui East-May 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979

Star Ferry bus terminus-1930?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930
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The buses in this picture appear to be of the same era as David's picture. The logo is difficult to decipher, but appears to be CMB's. The route board is to Cheung Sha Wan on the nearest bus. No doubt the numerous HK bus books available in the specialist Bus/Tram book shops at Central Market and Kowloon Star Ferry could provide more information on the buses in the transition era between CMB and KMB in Kowloon

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