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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.

KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 passing under Chatham Road Bridge

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

KCR No. 23 was one of twelve ( Nos 21-32 ) ex  British War Department locomotives shipped to Hong Kong between December 1946 and March 1948 to alleviate the acute shortage of  engines following the end of the 2nd world war. They were phased  out progressively between 1957 and 63 being replaced by twelve diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering and General Motors.

KCR Steam Locmotive No.26 on Turntable at Hung Hom

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

KCR No. 26 was one of twelve ( Nos 21-32 ) ex  British War Department locomotives shipped to Hong Kong between December 1946 and March 1948 to alleviate the acute shortage of  engines following the end of the 2nd world war. They were phased  out progressively between 1957 and 63 being replaced by twelve diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering and General Motors.

KCR Steam Locmotive No.23 leaving Kowloon with mixed local train.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

KCR No. 23 was one of twelve ( Nos 21-32 ) ex  British War Department locomotives shipped to Hong Kong between December 1946 and March 1948 to alleviate the acute shortage of  engines following the end of the 2nd world war. They were phased  out progressively between 1957 and 63 being replaced by twelve diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering and General Motors.

 

Beacon Hill Tunnel South Portal (c.1910)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Beacon Hill Tunnel - South Portal (c.1910)  Thanks scottp for refreshing my memories of this tunnel. 

The stone/brick work has survived more than a century, and it is good to know they found another use for this tunnel.  Across the top of this old photo, the lettering "1906  Beacon Hill Tunnel 1910" can still be partially seen in the current photo.

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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