Abandoned Railway Lines, Stations and Tunnels in Hong Kong…and more
Hugh Farmer: Marcus Wong has been in touch after I wrote to him asking if I could publicize his website. He describes himself as a “self confessed train nut” and lives in Melbourne, Australia. His father is from Hong Kong. He says he hasn’t been able to visit here as much as he would like. This is not obvious from the tremendous amount of valuable research he has done into many aspects of railways in Hong Kong.
Let’s start with what Marcus has discovered about abandoned lines, stations and tunnels.
His website (see below) has information about the following:
- Shau Tau Kok railway
- Kowloon Station
- Wo Hop Shek branch line
- Beacon Hill tunnel
- Lai King Station
- Sheung Wan Station
- Diamond Hill Station
- Kowloon Station (Tung Chung line)
- Tai Koo
- Kowloon Tong Station (Kwun Tong line)
- East Rail ( just north of University Station)
Marcus has also investigated where freight trains operated. In particular he writes about:
- Hung Hom
- Fo Tan
- Sheung Shui
- Lo Wu
Marcus also wrote about rail freight in Hong Kong on 28th Sept 2011:
Ten years ago a passenger waiting for a train on the East Rail Line had a good chance of seeing a lengthy freight train go speeding past, but over the intervening years the consists had shrunk to just a single wagon, and by June 2010 there were no freights at all. So why did they disappear?
This article was first published on 29th April 2014.
Related Indhhk articles:
- Beacon Hill Tunnel, KCR, longest tunnel in China 1910
- The KCR – choices of routes, construction and opening
- KCR Whampoa Railway Siding
- The Sha Tau Kok railway
- The Sha Tau Kok railway – further information
- Sha Tau Kok branch railway – Absorbing 1986 account by RJ Phillips
- Tai Po Kau Railway Station – dramatic film!
- Wo Hop Shek Spur Line