J & K Video

Hong Kong Tramways in the 1980s

Code: JK026
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This production shows Hong Kong's iconic 3 foot 6 inch gauge tramway as it was between 1977 and 1992, when the former colony was still under British Administration. In the early scenes, single deck trailers were still in operation. The double deck trams dated from the 1950s. We take a comprehensive look at the tramway, including the now closed Sharp Street depot and workshops. Several top deck journeys are featured.

Also included are views of the mass transit railway, the Kowloon Canton Railway, the Star Ferry and the lightweight cars on the Peak Tram. Inevitably, British double deck buses including many ex-London Daimler Fleetlines feature prominently as they ran parallel with the tramway. Open-top Routemasters are also seen on the Peak Tram Shuttle.

The final part, filmed in 1992, show the tram fleet after it had received new bodies, and also shows the new rolling stock on the Peak Tramway. A visit is also made to the Tuen Mun Light Rail system in the New Territories.

Produced by - J & K Video
Duration -  74 Minutes
Format - 16:9 Widescreen
DVD only
Released - July 2015

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