New swap Old

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Since 2011 HKT has been building the new all-metal trams, with outlines quite similar to the present wooden trams.  Following the new numbers 171, 173, 174 and 175 the subsequent newers are taking the numbers of those being withdrawn.  Up to September 2012 fourteen newers have been built.

A funny comparison showing the old 157 and new 157, same place (Western Market) and same neighbour car 171.

Remains of 157 after dismantling, whilst new 157 had been in service for three months.

Another interesting view showing two identical no.1″s”, the new-built green one is near completion whilst the old 1 being discarded.

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.

Tramway (HKT) Fleet List 香港電車車隊列表

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During the history of the HKT tramcar fleet new bodies were often built onto old underframes. Today the regular fleet (excluding the special cars 28, 120, 128, 200, 300 and the three surviving millennium type bodies 169, 170, 171 – the latter now stored) comprises of cars with Full Arts or Leeway Engineering bodies on completely new underframes. The newest cars 168 and 172 are slightly more advanced and feature components also found on the millennium cars (mostly the side of the tram).

We have prepared a list of the current fleet.  Included are details like type of controllers & trolley poles, body and fleet number swaps, last overhaul date etc. and most importantly the type of truck used. Today, only the trucks are a reminder from the past.

Click the following link to open a pdf file containing details of the current fleet and those from the early days to today:

過往大部分的電車是沿用舊車身改裝,今天所看到的電車(不包括特別車28、120、128、200、300及三架僅存千禧電車169、170及171(一直留在車廠))全部由電車公司於屈地街車廠重新建造。而新款的168及樣版車172較現役車稍為不同,可看到不少千禧電車的影子(168的車身側面尤其明顯)。

以下的車隊列表,載有包括電車用的控制器款式、集電弓(拖里)、已停用的號碼、大修日期等,更重要的還有底盤款式 — 這是唯一可以追溯過去的標記。

點選以下的pdf檔案,可瀏覽現役及過往至今電車的詳細資料。

Truck types

Peckham truck – old history, majority of trams got this type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M&T truck – Maley & Taunton

HKT truck – made by Hong Kong Tramways

Motion types

There are three types of motion on Hong Kong trams, of which 120, tour-28 & 128 are using Dick Kerr controllers. The remaining are with joysticks, 77 trams (a pair of speed reading) with “voltage divider” and 50 (single speed reading) with IGBT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trolley types

Single spring trolley

     Double spring trolley

Double spring with a bit higher base, currently exist in #39 and #133

Peak Tram Fleet List

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A relatively rare view of a new Peak Tram with old Peak Tower in the background, taken in 1989.  (Special thanks to T.V. Runnacles)

Current fleet:

  • “green” + “white” 2-car trains built by von Roll in 1989

Previous fleet:

  • 1950s: 3 cars of 1956 lightweight construction (only 2 cars used at any one time) – two cars now on display (one at the upper terminus and one outside a small depot near the lower terminus)
  • 1940s: 2 cars of all-metal construction (built 1948)
  • 1920s: 2 wooden cars (built 1926)
  • 1880s: 2 wooden cars (built 1888)

現役車隊:

  • 1989年由瑞士von Roll中標建造, 初期為綠及白色車身, 後期才改為現在的紅色

舊款車隊:

  • 1950年款: 1956年製, 共3架 (其中2架分別放於山頂廣場外及山下總站前一角) 
  • 1940年款: 1948年製, 全金屬車廂, 共2 架
  • 1920年款: 1926年製, 木製車廂, 共2架
  • 1880年款: 1888年製, 木製車廂, 共2架

Tuen Mun (MTR) Fleet List

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  • 1001-1070 Comeng 1988*
  • 1071-1090 Kawasaki 1992
  • 1091-1110 Goninan 1997
  • 1111-1132 Gonian 2009
  • 1201-1210 Kawasaki 1992 (these are motor cars without cabs and thus can not operate alone)

*at least one of the earlier cars has since been scrapped (after 1999): probably car 1013 (which had an accident in 1994)

Few refurbished Phase 4 partly outlining in Phase 3 in the depot (Joseph Tse Photo)

  • 1001-1070 澳洲Comeng (1988年製) *
  • 1071-1090 日本川崎 (1992年製)
  • 1091-1110 澳洲Goninan (1997年製)
  • 1111-1132 中國製澳洲Gonian (2009年投入服務)
  • 1201-1210 日本川崎1992年製 (其中10架為拖掛列車,無駕駛室)

*1013號於1994年發生意外後退役,估計已經拆毀

LRT 1009:  T.V. Runnacles Photo (Phase 1, 9-SEPT-1989, Long Yat Road / Castle Peak Road)

LRT 1086: Lars F. Richter Photo (Phase 2, 9-APR-1999, Fung Nin Road / Castle Peak Road)

LRT 1097: T.V. Runnacles Photo (Phase 3, 16-NOV-1997, Lynwood Court / Tin Shui Wai)