Whitty Street Depot 屈地街電車廠

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Whitty Street Depot was built and opened in 27 May 19891. It’s the main depot majoring for trams maintenance. Another smaller one, Sai Wan Ho Depot2 was also built for trams parking.

屈地街電車廠在1989年5月27日落成啟用,是電車維修的主廠,另一個為較小的西灣河車廠,主要用作停泊電車。

Special thanks to Lindsaybridge

Old bodies pending to scrap in Whitty Street Depot, another picture shows the completion of the rebuilt trams, taken in 1991.

1991年舊車身陸續在屈地街電車廠等候被拆毀,另一圖可見完成翻新的電車。

Special thanks to Ian taken in 1989.

Old cars are still visible before they gone. New rebodied #6, one under rebuilt ($149) in the workshop and old cars #105, #107 altogether. The open top #28 still got destination screens same as standard cars before the suspension of its HKD2 designated service.

待退役的舊車身105和107號,與翻新後的6號及建造中的149號相映成趣。另古董電車在2元載客服務停止前,跟普通電車一樣車身置有路線牌。

The abandoned roof-top boxes for uncertain use. 部分舊有的車頂電箱放置在車廠內。

A temporary truck stand (in technical terms is an “accommodation truck”), for those trams with their trucks removed, will stand on it.

電車的車身和車底分離時,底盤會被移走,車身會置於這個臨時底盤上。

Fare boxes under repainting.  電車錢箱正進行翻髹。

Tram bodies being lifted up for maintenance in the workshop.

Here shows the trams undergo overhaul being “pushed” in the workshop by the standard car.

電車廠內,電車的車身被升起,作維修準備。

Photo: Joseph Tse (18-FEB-2011, Whitty Street Depot)

Thank you for the hospitality of Maggie on our visit, and lucky to meet my friend driver before his duty.

Notes:

1 See the link http://www.hktramways.com/en/museum

2 According to UK magazine “Modern Tramway” entitled “Tramway Developments in Hong Kong” by T.V. Runnacles, a formal opening ceremony was held on 28 April 1989.

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