110th Anniversary

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HK Tramways entered its 110th annniversary by organising an Open day of Whitty Street Tram Depot, 30 July 2014.

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Here we saw the visitors enjoyed the free ride on millennium car 169.

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Entrance. Let’s go!

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Change liveries in progress

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Advanced positioning system in operation control room

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workers changing new tyres

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scraplines seen here

Thanks to Gary Cat for providing most views

Special Stamps issue – HKT 110 years

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The issue of the Heartwarming Stamps is specially for celebrating the 110th anniversary of HK Trams.

First set with 20 pics consisting all generations of tramcars, surrounding the centred ‘all-trams line up’ in the Sharp Street depot.

Another set with 8 pics with the single deck tram crossing the Bowrington Canal at the top, plus several views of trams and earlier tram tickets.

Limited edition only, welcome for enquiry for interested parties.

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stamp 8 pcs

Story of tram 201

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An amazing comparison view showing two 201″s” – the left one specially produced for the Ocean Park – Old Hong Kong (香港老大街) since mid-March 2012. As to the right “201”, it’s a temporary works car renumbered from car 100 in autumn 1989 and generously supplied by T.V. Runnacles.

Despite the mistakes such as the glazed upper deck-end hopper vents (should be panelled) and a painted out window in front of the staircase (should be blank panel) on the replica 201, it generally reveals a typical two classes tram with a single front staircase in the 1950s.

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HK120 article

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A similar English version on heritage tram 120 which also described in the Chinese book “Amazing Ding Ding”, has published in a UK tramway magazine.

All trams poster

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The current wooden trams replaced by new-metal ones since 2011, a valuable all trams poster which is incapable to photograph altogether plus their service dates, enclosed in the book, definitely a worth collecting.

Launching of new tram

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New 171, being re-used the same number of the air-conditioned car, launched by 28 November 2011. It featured similar to 168, except a breakthrough on electricity fed back by AC motor.
The current wooden tramcars, as scheduled, will vanish in turn. The cost saving in using aluminium structure lead to vanishing of our heritage! Take your time to capture their last stage…