九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1954-1955

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SESSIONAL PAPER NO,

21 OF 1955

ANNUAL

DEPARTMENTAL

REPORTS

1954-55

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

(BRITISH SECTION)

香港公

FONG KONG

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PUBLIC LIBRAN

IBRARIES

HONG KONG

ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT

BY THE

GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

 

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FOR THE

FINANCIAL YEAR 1954-55

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ONG PUBLIC LIBRARI

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER.

HONG KONG.

CONTENTS

Paragraphs

GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC

1 - 6

7 - 30

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

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36

DE

WAY & STRUCTURES

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42

43

57

STORES

58 - 66

STAFF

67

.APPENDICES

I-XIX

Note: H.K.$16.00 =

= £1:0:0: sterling BRA

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GENERAL SURVEY

1. The financial year 1954/55 has been for the most part uneventful except for the delivery of passenger coaches ordered in 1947 which commenced to arrive in October 1954, and a through mail service with Canton. By January, seven third class coaches had been received which assisted materially in the conveyance of 124,519 passengers over 3 days at Chinese New Year. In June, negotiations were commenced with the Chinese Section at the request of the Postmaster General to bring about the through conveyance of letter mail between the Colony and Canton.

Ever since the autumn of 1949, it had been the practice for mail to be dumped at the border in all weathers awaiting connecting trains. On December 16th, 1954 one of three British goods wagons, converted for the carriage of mail, started to run through to Canton alternating with Chinese pas- senger mail vans and a satisfactory and increased mail service is now in force between the two cities.

        2. The local passenger traffic fluctuated more than in other years possibly due to an exceptionally hot summer but economic circumstances also played their part. At the beginning of the year the figure was 354,384. In June the total amounted to only 232,294, while at the close of the year there was a recovery to

· 333,889.

           In the long run there was a slight increase over last year of 1.99%.

        3. Non-local passengers, as will be seen in the Traffic Section of the report, declined markedly, a decrease of 47.92% in journeys and 48.93% in receipts. The number of persons travelling to and from China has thus reverted approximately to those for the year 1952/53 when 344,692 were carried.

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4. Inquiries were received from local firms regarding through bills of lading to the interior of China from South American countries. The inquiries were passed on to the People's Government of China but up to the end of the year no reply had been received.

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5. A feature of traffic by rail has long been the importation of pigs, and last year the number was 160,000 head. October 1954, this traffic suddenly ceased and importations reaching the Colony came by sea from the West River districts, while it was reported that the pigs from Kwangtung and Hunan which normally came in by rail were diverted to the south-eastern coastal provinces. The total for the whole year therefore only amounted to 55,132 head, though the importation of cattle rose from 3,435 head last year to 15,399 head and 1,571 head of goats entered by rail for the first time.

   6. The year ended with the lowest nett operating revenue since 1946/47-a figure of 9 lakhs. This is not surprising in view of the inability for all practical purposes of trading with the Mainland. Trade is so hedged round with every sort of restriction that it is remarkable that any goods traffic passes at all. Yet there is reason to believe that given even a smail lightening of the present controls goods traffic would recover and a more evenly balanced volume would pass. Meanwhile, since these desiderata are beyond the control of the Administra- tion, it remains to keep a strict watch on all operating expenditure. Hopes of further savings lie in the use of diesel- electric locomotives due to be delivered in July 1955.

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TRAFFIC

Traffic earnings for the year under review were only 86.27% of those of the previous year:-

Operating Receipts

1954/55

$4,432,493

1953/54

$5,138,217

Decrease

$705,724 or 13.73%

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        8. Passenger Bookings. Local passenger traffic still shows an upward trend and it might well have been higher had not the economic conditions in the Colony and the very hot weather adversely affected picnic traffic. The rapid development of large resettlement areas where considerable numbers of squatters have been housed may also have affected the growth of the villages along the Railway. The percentage increases over last year's returns are very slight. The comparable figures are as follows:-

Passenger journeys

Operating Receipts

1954/55

1953/54

3,525,225

3,456,315

$2,465,172

$2,406,235

Increase percent

1.99

2.45

        9. Non-local passenger traffic suffered a big drop. The favourable conditions of 1953/54, the Coronation year, had passed. The figures of passenger journeys and receipts are shown as under:

Passenger journeys

Operating Receipts

195/55

1953/54

342,284

657,289

$462,147

$904,951

Decrease percent

47.92

48.93

         10. Passenger traffic therefore, as a whole, local and non- local, shows a decease compared with last year of 246,095 journeys or 5.98% and receipts $383,867 or 11.59%.

         11. Towards the close of the year, on March 5th, the Police authorities at Lowu re-imposed immigration arrangements originally introduced in May, 1950 whereby the number of im- migrants is restricted to the number of emigrants of the previous day. These restrictions had been relaxed somewhat since the Coronation period.

         12. On January 26th, 1955, the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year, the heaviest passenger traffic ever experienced on this railway was recorded. Twenty-four additional trains to and from Shatin Station, a temple resort, were run and 47,237 pas- sengers were carried. The seating accommodation of the new coaches which arrived from the United Kingdom made additional train formations possible.

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    13. The second heaviest day of the year was April 5th, the Ching Ming Festival. 43,492 passengers were carried. Most of the passengers were visitors to graves at the Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge Cemeteries.

14. Goods Traffic. Goods traffic, foreign, went from bad to worse. The exported tonnage fell from 23,826 to 15,503, a decrease of 34.93% and the receipts from $278,051 to $172,334, a decrease of 38.02%. The imports also dropped by 26.28% in weight, from 139,973 tons to 103,188 tons, and 21.58% in revenue, from $904,800 to $709,505.

15. The principal commodities imported into the Colony by rail during this period are shown below:-

Eggs

Beans

15,160 metric tons

11,672

""

Potatoes

4,694

""

Fresh vegetables

4,334

""

"

Cotton piece goods

3,876

"

Wood oil

3,783

**

Paper (common)

3,305

99

Bamboo poles

2,865

"

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Bean noodles

Iron nails

Glass sheets

2,231

"

"

A

1,813

22

1,600

Chinese medicine

Match box sheets

Poultry

Chillies (dried)

1,392

*

"

1,363

""

1,212

""

>>

1,175

   The number of animals arriving in like manner during the same period are as follows:

Pigs

55,132 head

Cows

7,795

"

Buffalo

7,604

Goats

1,571

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16. It is interesting to note that since October 26th, no pig has been transported by rail into the Colony.

         17. Some pigs from the East River district were sent by : motor truck to Man Kam To, New Territories, and thence again

by truck to the appropriate slaughter houses.

       BALT 18. The market price of cattle was good in the Colony, iconsequently the number imported increased.

19. Cold storage wagons from the Chinese Railways began to arrive on December 12th. From then on 18 wagons conveying 206 tons of frozen prawns and 85 tons of frozen meat were received.

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         20. A through mail sérvice was re-inaugurated on December 16th after a period of over 6 years. A Chinese mail van and a British converted mail wagon are being attached alternatively to the local trains of both sections daily.

          21. Local goods traffic, weight and revenue, remained (without major change. The figures appear in Appendix VII.

22. Although goods revenue generally dropped, the handling receipts derived from this source rose, due to bigger percentage rebates being offered to the Railway by the contractors. The jamount has risen from $274,556 to $277,449.

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         23. Operation. Train punctuality was not satisfactory. It was affected by the various speed restrictions on this single line, necessitated by the construction of the new station at Ma Liu Shui.

The timetable was revised on March 20th.

No. of trains on time

No. of trains delayed for less than 5 mins. No. of trains delayed for 5 mins. and over

Total number of passenger trains run

No. of passenger

trains

Percentages

4,096

51.07

...

2,924

36.45

1,001

12.48

8,021

100.00

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24. Numbers and types of special trains run during the

year were as follows:

Up

Down

Total

Goods (loaded)

3

120

123

Goods (empty)

2

2

4

Passenger

130

97

227

60

3

Military

Trial train

Ballast train

2

2

4

69

69

138

206

293

499

25. His Excellency, the Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham, G.C.M.G., visited the department on May 10th and carried out a comprehensive inspection. He was accompanied by the General Manager to the border station, Lowu, on a special train. On the return journey, His Excellency rode on the foot-plate and drove the train back to Kowloon.

    26. Incinerators were built at stations in the New Terri- tories, thus settling the problem of the disposal of rubbish picked up from the tracks and platforms and eliminating the fly nuisance. These incinerators were brought into use on June, 17th.

27. The first of the 19 coaches ordered from the United Kingdom in 1947 arrived on October 31st. Since then two to three coaches have arrived each month. Up to the end of this financial year, twelve had been received. They gave great relief

to both stock working and seating accommodation.

28. Rates and Fares. There was no change in the basic rates and fares.

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29. Accidents. The following accidents occurred during

the year:-

Trespassers killed by trains

Trespassers injured by trains

Passengers injured by trains

Derailment of engine

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4

4

2

1

1

1

1

Railway Police injured by trains

Passengers injured other than by train

Derailment of coach shunting

shunting

Damages to wagon and loading ramp by collision

The good team work and co-operation of all sections of the department again reduced the number of accidents.

30. Convictions. The number of convictions was 7, the same as last year. The efficiency of the Railway Police seconded from the Colony's Police Force is highly commended. The excellent arrangements made for dealing with the exceptional crowds at the Chinese festivals helped materially towards the new records in passengers carried.

ACCOUNTS

31. The operating revenue for the year shows a drop of › approximately seven lakhs in comparison with the previous year. Despite this considerable decline in operating revenue, there still appears in the operating accounts a profit of $915,257.36. This achievement, made possible despite the rising cost of raw materials and finished articles imported from England, is due chiefly to the continued efforts and co-operation of all sections at › keeping expenditure to a minimum.

32. Regarding the actual workings for the year ending 31st March, 1955, passenger revenue dropped by $383,867.04.

33. Total goods tonnage carried during the year was 128,753 as against 174,719 for the previous year. Revenue earned from this source was $969,527.45 or $308,702.10 less than last financial year.

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34. Miscellaneous operating revenue shows an increase of $34,006.89 over last year and if pig traffic had been maintained at the first half year's level this figure would have been still more favourable.

    35. There were two sales of old wagons, during the year. The total amount realized was $29,251 for the twelve wagons sold. A 2 ton Ford V8 lorry, no longer an economical proposition to run, was also sold during the year and realized $1,339.

36. Capital expenditure during the year amounted to $4,395,502.16 of which $4,094,743.18 was spent for the new coaches and part payment for the two new diesel-electric locomotives.

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

37. General. All locomotives, carriages, wagons, motor cars, rail buses, machinery and other plant including overhead lighting of stations and yards were maintained in an efficient state during the year under review.

38. Locomotives. Locomotive drivers were taught in the old days to use cut-offs higher than 25%, because with the older type of locomotives the nozzles, stacks and exhaust passages were relatively speaking small and a cut-off lower than 25% caused excessive compression resulting in pounding. The 2-8-0 Austerity locomotives which are comparatively modern have large exhaust passages, large nozzles, and correspondingly large stacks, and it is possible to use lower cut-off. A start was made at the beginning of the year to re-train the drivers to use a low cut-off as low as 12% whenever possible. The result was that there was a marked reduction of crank pin bearing wear due to better cushioning and a very good saving in fuel. bearings have been reported since a low cut-off was used.

No hot rod

      The continuous breakage of mild steel gudgeon plate studs for cross-heads gave cause for concern. "D" class steel gudgeon plate studs were therefore fitted to all 2-8-0 Austerity locomotives in place of mild steel ones at the beginning of the

Since then there have been no further breakages.

year.

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The balance weights of austerity locomotive No. 24 were found to be 1′′ thicker than the usual specified dimension. They rubbed against the side rod when the bushings were slightly worn. These balance weights were turned down to the correct thickness to avoid interference.

Apart from the normal running repairs to locomotives the following items were the more important jobs done: - (i) Locomotive No. 3 was given a heavy overhaul. (ii) Five 2-8-0 Austerity locomotives received medium

repairs.

(iii) Two 2-8-0 locomotives were painted.

(iv) The boilers of locomotives No. 24 and No. 32 were completely overhauled and new fire box tube plates were fitted.

(v) All boiler tubes of locomotives No. 21 and No. 30

were renewed.

        39. Carriages and Wagons. Eleven new all-steel 3rd class open type coaches and one second class vestibule type coach were received from the Crown Agents during the year.

taken :-

The following are the more important overhauls under-

(i) Twenty-five

       45-ton high sided wagons had the overhead stays and door-way transoms cut away to avoid interference with the manual loading. The stanchions of the side frames were reinforced to compensate for the reduction of strength by the alteration.

(ii) Second class carriage No. 202 was given a heavy overhaul, which included the re-building of a wooden body and many steel underframe sections. The floor of this carriage was surfaced with asphalt tiles.

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(iii) Nine carriages and twenty-six wagons were

painted.

(iv) Thirty-eight carriage wheel tyres were renewed.

(v) Three 45-ton wagons were converted into "Mail Wagons" with fibre glass insulation on roof and letter racks fitted to the body to facilitate sorting of mail.

40. Miscellaneous Work.

(i) A telescopic water crane was erected on the coal

stage.

(ii) The body of one new railway lorry was constructed.

   41. Work Done for Hong Kong Government Departments. A considerable amount of work was done for the other Depart- ments of Government, i.e., bronze, aluminium and cast iron castings for the P.W.D., the building of eight Police vans and one machine gun mounting for the same Department; construc- tion of a hydrogen generator and other equipment for the Royal Observatory; repair of equipment for Kowloon and Lai Chi Kok Hospitals; various castings for the Fire Brigade; repair of hand barrows for the Resettlement Department.

42. Statistics.

           Fuel consumption decreased remarkably during the year. Coal consumption was 14.34 kgs. per train km., as against 17.52 kgs. per train km. of the previous year, a 18.2% decrease; and furnace oil consumption was 9.69 kgs. per train km. as against 13.95 kgs. per train km.-a decrease of 30.6%. The improvement was mainly due to the revised driving method mentioned above, but a powerful incentive to savings in the coal and fuel consumption was provided also by drivers' emulation charts.

Statistical statements relating to analysis of train and locomotive kilometrage; coal and fuel oil running expenses, and repairs to locomotives, carriages and wagons will be found at the end of this report as appendices X, XI, XII and XIV.

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WAY AND STRUCTURES

         43. Maintenance. Way and Structures were maintained in in good order during the year.

         44. Track. The main line track was maintained to a very good standard. Four lengths of cracked rails due to defective materials were detected and replaced. All the fishplates in the main line track were inspected and greased.

Expansion gaps over a distance of 5 miles of the main line track were adjusted and 2,850 rail anchors were added. The : maximum rail creep recorded during the year was 33 inches.

           In all, 3,510 hardwood sleepers were renewed and 980 tons of stone ballast were used.

        45. Signalling. All signal bridges, posts, brackets, arms, point indicators and fouling points were overhauled and painted.

The point wire for operating the north points of Yaumati Station was re-aligned to give smoother operation of he points.

46. Kilometer and Gradient Posts. All kilometer and gradient posts were repaired and painted.

47. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in is good order as funds permitted during the year.

A length of 73 yards of No. 2 Tunnel (Beacon Hill) were horoughly cleaned with high pressure jets from a mixture of iTeepol and water and sprayed with inch cement mortar by the

'Aerocem" spraying process.

           The broken stone copings on the wing walls above the south portal of No. 5 Tunnel (Taipo Kau) were renewed.

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48. Bridges. The following bridges were repaired and

painted:-

(a) Bridge No. 1 at Blackheads.

(b) Bridge No. 2 at Chatham Road. (c) Bridge No. 5 at Argyle Street.

(d) Bridge No. 6 at Prince Edward Road.

49. Cuttings and Embankments.

There were no landslips

 throughout the year and only minor repairs to the old face plasters in some cuttings were carried out.

About 1,300 sq. yds. of seawall along mile 93 to mile 12 were damaged during the typhoon in August, 1954. The stone blocks were relaid and rendered with the addition of a consider- able quantity of cement concrete to strengthen this section of seawall.

50. Road Level Crossings. The timber deckings for the Chatham Road Police Camp level crossing and the Military level crossing at Fanling were renewed.

     The busy level crossing at Blackheads was completely overhauled including the renewal of the tracks and the mechanical parts of the gates.

the year.

All crossing gates and gate huts were repaired during

51. Station Buildings.

All station buildings were main- tained in good order during the year and repairs and renewals were carried out where necessary.

All electric wiring at Kowloon, Yaumati, Taipo, Taipo Market and Fanling Stations was renewed.

The ground floor of Kowloon Station, Hung Hom Block Station and the old waiting shelter at Taipo Market were com- pletely overhauled and repainted.

   52. Staff Quarters. All staff quarters were maintained in as good order as funds permitted during the year. The follow- ing quarters were completely overhauled and improved as necessary:

(a) Station Master's quarters at Fanling.

(b) Traffic Staff quarters at Yaumati.

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(c) Permanent

Yaumati.

Way

Way Sub-Inspector's quarters at

(d) Locomotive Staff quarters at Hung Hom.

(e) Workshop Foremen's quarters at Hung Hom. (f) Signal Fitter's quarters at Blackheads and

Yaumati.

(g) Ganghuts at Blackheads, Yaumati and Shatin.

53. New Works and Improvements. A new project, the erection of a new crossing station at Ma Liu Shui was com- menced in January, 1955. The station has included a single- storeyed station building 42′ x 23′ x 14' high, a separate flush latrine 25' x 9' x 10' high, a loop line of 1,900 linear ft. and a total length of 1,250 linear ft. of platform. The works have involved the removal of over 12,000 cu. yds. of cutting for the widening of the existing embankments. The Station will be operated by double wire signals supplied by the Westing- house Brake and Signal Co. Ltd., the order being placed through the Crown Agents. The whole project with the excep- tion of the signalling system is expected to be completed in June, - 1955.

Various new minor works were carried out during the year, the most important being the addition of a brick building to the Railway Stores at Hung Hom for store offices, the erection of warning posters along the main line, the construction of a loading ramp at Fanling Station and incinerators at the out- stations for burning rubbish, and the surfacing of the loading platforms at Fanling Station Yard.

Among the improvement works are the conversion of the dry latrine for workshop staff quarters at Hung Hom to a flush latrine, the laying of white glazed tiles to the flushing trough, walls and floors of the old latrine in Hung Hom Locomo- tive Yard and the levelling and resurfacing of the open yard at the Hung Hom Works.

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54. Land. The following areas of Railway land were leased for various purposes:

Area in

Description

Annual Rental

sq. ft.

in H. K. $

Military Camps, etc.

519,858

3.00

Bible Auditorium (Seventh Day Adventists)

6,000

8,640.00

Club House and Sports Ground

84,800

20.00

Boy Scout Hut

3,735

1,205.20

Motor Car Service Stations

17,794

21,348.19

Film Titling Studio....

3,000

2,436.48

Storage...

21,653

12,578.62

Cultivation and Gardening

1,075,888

3,984.62

Various other purposes

45,602

14,364.82

Total

1,778,330

64,580.93

55. Advertising Space. Advertising space let out during the year was 7,221 sq. ft. Revenue from this source amounted to $99,503.25.

   56. Indents. During the year the following materials re- quisitioned through the Crown Agents arrived from the United Kingdom.

(a) Superelevation track gauge

(b) Permanent Way gauge tie bars (c) 15 ft. switches of 95 lb. rails

(d) 18 ft. switches of 95 lb. rails

(e) No. 8 Crossing of 95 lb. rails (f) No. 10 Crossings of 95 lb. rails

6 nos.

30

25 sets

6

"

25 nos.

6

""

hardwood sleepers

   57. Australian Sleepers. Some 3,319 were ordered from Australia through Messrs. Swire & Maclaine Ltd. but only 1,539 pieces arrived during the year, including 40 partially defective ones which were accepted at a reduction of 30% on contract rate.

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STORES

         58. The annual routine survey of all stores was carried out by a Board of Survey in February, 1955, and the balances were found to tally with the figures in the ledgers.

Details of stores purchased in 1953/54 and 1954/55 are as

follows:

Coal

Furnace Oil

1954/55

1953/54

$ 600,720.10

$ 417,494.35

208,663.91

216,307.03

Lubricating Oil

34,842.68

27,976.82

Petrol

5,518.00

4,754.50

Government Stores

127,668.47

105,803.92

Other Government Departments

1,272.50

1,577.00

Local Purchase (other than

through Government Stores)

104,587.00

161,017.39

Crown Agents

428,640.85

4,387,097.03

$1,511,913.51

$5,322,028.04

           Eleven third class day coaches and one second class day coach ordered in 1947 and received during 1954/55 were mainly responsible for the increase in purchases from the Crown Agents.

         59. The increase in local purchases other than through Government Stores is accounted for as follows:-

Thames lorry

$10,200

Spraying Equipment

10,000

Timber for Railway Department and manufactures

for other Government Departments

22,000

Miscellaneous

14,000

Total

$56,200

60. Coal. Coal formerly supplied by the Government Fuel Controller ceased at the end of 1954, and commencing 1st January, 1955, supplies were obtained from local contracting ¡ firms.

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URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

      The price of coal was more favourable than that of the two previous years. The cost per long ton delivered to Railway bunkers averaged $107.26 as compared with $133.62 and $117.73 || for 1952/53 and 1953/54 respectively.

      The total amount of coal purchased during the year was 3,892.5 tons compared with 5,346 tons in 1953/54, a reduction of 1,453.5 tons. The decrease was principally due to the drop in traffic and the continued substitution of furnace oil for coal as much as possible.

61. Furnace Oil. Oil was purchased under Government contract at an average price of $120.09 per long ton delivered to Railway tanks. As in the case of coal the price of furnace oil was cheaper than in the previous two years, viz., $189.31 and $125.11 in 1952/53 and 1953/54 respectively.

The total quantity of oil purchased was 1,801.21 tons, an increase of 134.21 tons on the previous year.

62. The reduction in price of both coal and furnace oil together with economies effected by revised driving methods, has resulted in a 23.91% decrease in expenditure on these two items, or $206,321.81.

63. A new Thames lorry costing $10,200.00 was purchased to replace one which was beyond repair.

64. A summary is given below of the main items received from the Crown Agents during 1954/55 and their approximate cost:

Bogie 3rd class coach

Quantity

11 nos.

Total Cost

$3,007,334

Bogie 2nd class coach

1 no.

305,800

Carriage wheel tyres

93 nos.

28,333

Telescopic water crane, 9" dia.

1 no.

19,090

Tonum positive plates

2,000 nos.

24,579

Switches and Crossings

31 sets

158,320

Tonum (13 plate) cells

Tonum (21 plate) cells

Copper ingot

Copper rods

14

""

71,869

2

"

13,600

22,405 lbs.

7,028

41,000 15,841 I

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         65. The total amount realized from the sale of unservice- able stores and old stores considered to be surplus to require- ments during the year was $87,961.23.

66. Until the beginning of 1955 the office of the stores was accommodated in the main store. This was not conducive to the comfort of the staff particularly in the hot weather. For this reason a new office of reinforced concrete adjoining the store was built towards the end of the year.

STAFF

67. The staff are to be congratulated for maintaining a high standard of efficiency throughout the year.

The establishment of the Railway as at 31st March,

1955 was as follows:

112 Pensionable Officers

383 Non-Pensionable Officers

171 Daily Rated Staff

666

This is a reduction of 9 from the previous year.

Mr. A. E. Perry, Traffic Manager, was appointed Con- troller of Stores, Government Stores Department, on 7th May, 1954 after nearly 23 years service with the Railway.

year:

The following appointment was made during the

Mr. Ngan Chung Hon - Traffic Manager. 7.5.54

A total of ten officers retired during the year after serving the Railway for periods ranging from 8-33 years.

Government decided during the year to transfer certain categories of daily paid artisan staff to monthly pay. A total of 130 such staff were thereby assured of more stable conditions of service.

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      During the year plans were being formulated for the introduction of the diesel-electric locomotives which will dictate a reorganization of some of the artisan grades employed in the workshops.

      In order to improve the standard of English, two evening staff classes were formed on November, 9th.

                                   Staff enrolled in the intermediate class numbered 25 with 29 in the elementary class.

STAFF WELFARE

68. Every encouragement was given to officers to take earned leave and leave rosters were prepared in advance for their leave arrangements. The earned leave granted during the year amounted to:

1,040 days vacation leave

5,251 days casual leave

for a total staff of 666.

Total sick leave for the year for all kinds of sickness on full and half pay amounted to 2,005 days and a further 943 days no-pay leave was also approved. Maternity leave totalling 215 days was also granted.

   69. The Railway Club run purely by subscriptions from about 90% of the Railway staff continues to flourish. From 12th February, 1954 to 31st March, 1955 the club had repaid $7,386 on the loan of $43,000 given by Government.

70. Film Shows. Film shows were organized by the Railway Club once a week throughout the year for members and their families at the expense of the club and were well attended. Films on the working of railways in the United Kingdom and films of an educational nature were selected in addition to films of purely entertainment value.

    71. Tombola Games. Tombola games were run twice a week during the earlier part of the year but a rigid control was exercised by the Club on outsiders so that unless a visitor

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was guaranteed by a member he was excluded.

This sometimes operated harshly on visiting club members. It was therefore considered desirable to reduce the games to twice a month. Snow-balls were also donated by the President and other mem- bers of the club which varied the play and caused added enjoyment.

       72. Launch Trip. An evening launch bathing party was held immediately after the Mid Autumn Festival and was very much enjoyed by those who took part in the trip-some 270 members.

        73. Sport. During the year the Club again entered a team in each of the Inter-Departmental miniature football and table tennis competitions organized by the Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association. The Club had secured the Champion- ships in both games last year. Although the Club was only runner-up in the miniature football game this year the members of the team acquitted themselves well.

The Railway Club itself also organized a table-tennis competition open to all club members. The competition was enthusiastically supported and completed in a spirit of good sportsmanship.

        74. Education. The Railway Club School opened on 15th February, 1954 was run with great success. Owing to the low school fees of $2.40 per month children of the staff members in the lower salary bracket who used to make a nuisance of them- selves around the railway quarters without any form of education, are now enjoying a happy school life in this primary school. It is unfortunate that this school can function only up to Primary 4 and cannot be extended to Primary 6 due to the limited number of class rooms in the Club House but great goodwill has been shown in helping onward tuition in other schools nearby.

        75. Canteen Facilities. A canteen was organized in the Railway Club House and run by a caterer on a contract basis. Cheap meals were provided at 80 cents each which arrangement

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had been received most favourably by the lower-paid staff members. The number of members however who could take advantage of the facilities proved to be too few to make it self- supporting. The canteen could not therefore be operated success- fully unless some sort of subsidy was granted by the Club. The Club funds could not bear this burden having regard to the major commitment of making repayments to Government and the canteen had to be closed down in February, 1955.

    76. Other Social Activities. A children's party for the children of members of the club and for the students of the Railway Club School was held in April and more than 400 children attended. Refreshments were provided from sub- scriptions by members and a number of prizes was distributed to the children. Various items of amusement were organized with the help of the school masters including dances and plays in which the school children took part in the performances and the party ended up happily with a film show consisting of simple cartoons hired from local firms.

One of the most enjoyable and memorable events of the year was the celebration party given to Mr. I. B. Trevor, C.B.E., M.C., E.D., J.P., General Manager of the Railway and the President of the Railway Club, in honour of his award of the C.B.E. decoration. This was held in December, 1954 at the Railway Club House and practically all members of the Railway staff attended. Of great interest to relatives and friends was a display of models of railway equipment and rolling stock to scale made in the members' spare time and a very entertaining programme consisting of a Chinese opera performance, short plays, dances, and a display of conjuring. The function which was voted a great success ended up with a game of tombola.

      Dinner parties of a purely social nature and at very low cost were held in the Club House from time to time in order to promote friendship among the staff and good understanding and cooperation in their working of the Railway. These parties were encouraging.

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It must be recorded with regret that more numerous social and welfare activities cannot be embarked on for another five years due to insufficient Club funds after making the necessary repayments to Government for the loan for building the Railway Club House. What has so far been achieved, has demonstrated the appreciation and value of such work.

I. B. TREVOR, General Manager, Railway.

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Head No.

Summary of financial results for the past three years.

List of heads

Appendix I

1952/53

1953/54

1954/55

1.

Route Kilometrage-Operated

36

36

36

2.

Gross Railway Receipts....

$ 6,124,162

5,477,846

4,832,466

3.

Railway Operating Revenue..

$ 5,514,904

5,403,068

4,744,505

4.

Railway Operating Expenditure

$ 4,153,935

3,962,531

3,829,248

5.

Nett Operating Revenue

$ 1,360,969

1,440,537

915,257

6.

Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway

Operating Revenue...

75.32

73.34

80.71

7.

Capital Investment.

$37,881,310

38,299,702

42,644,477

8.

9.

11.

Percentage of Nett Operating Revenue to Capital Investment. Railway Operating Revenue per Route Kilometre Operated..... 10. Railway Operating Expenditure per Route Kilometre Operated Passenger Receipts

3.59

3.76

2.15

153,192

150,085

131,792

12.

Percentage of Passenger Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

13.

Number of Passenger Journeys

115,387

$ 3,031,140

49.49

3,613,593

110,070

106,368

3,585,311

3,181,756

65.45

65.84

4,113,604

3,867,509

14.

Goods Receipts

$ 2,223,443

1,552,906

1,250,737

15.

16.

Tons of Goods Hauled

17.

Revenue from Other Sources

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts.

52/53 53/54 54/55

36.31

28.35

25.88

264,602

174,720

128,753

Rentals

Incidentals

$136,200 $145,598 $182,187

8,013

8,616 6,989

Central Mechanical Workshop

Services...

21,117 17,355 23,333

Advertising

94,991

Sale of Surplus & Condemned Stores

609,258

93,282 99,503

74,778 87,961

$

869,579

339,629

399,973

18.

Percentage of Revenue from Other Sources to Gross Railway

Receipts

14.20

6.20

8.28

Statement No. 1

At the

beginning of

the year

1-4-54

Capital Expenditure

During the year

New Lines

Additions and

& Exten-

sions

Betterments

Property

Abandoned

Nett Capital Expenditure

$

Appendix II

At the end of the year

31-3-55

Part 1 - Construction Accounts

C-1 General Expenditure

C-2 Preliminary Expenditure..

C-3 Land

C-4 Formation.

770,814.12

80,045.23

770,814.12

80,045.23

5,210,696.83

5,210,696.83

2,742,709.38

2,742,709.38

C-5 Tunnels

3,599,937.42

3,599,937.42

C-6 Bridgework

1,327,901.17

1,327,901.17

C-7 Line Protection

90,074.47

90,074.47

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23

C-8 Telegraph & Telephones... C-9 Track.

10,000.00

10,000.00

6,020,322.16

159,315.63 (A) 1,794.40

157,521.23 6,177,843.39

C-10 Signals & Switches

C-11 Stations & Buildings

C-12 Central Mechanical Works)

C-14 Plant

C-15 Rolling Stock

C-17 Docks, Harbour & Wharves

257,156.75 2,275,004.85

568,220.69 2,082,151.60 13,199,495.81

138,916.45

2,526.90 (B) 625.06 1,901.84 2,084,053.44 4,094,743.18 (C)48,306.76| 4,046,436.42 17,245,932.23

-

65,171.06

65,171.06

(D)4,395,502.16

50,726.22| 4,344,775.94| 42,644,477.48

Total Cost.... 38,299,701.54

138,916.45|

257,156.75 2,413,921.30

568,220.69

(A) Book value of 22.43 tons old rails sold during the year.

(B) Book value of 1 set welding accessories and 1 universal dial indicator sold by public auction.

(C) Book value of 7 30-ton wagons Nos. 30302, 30304, 30305, 30308, 30311, 30411, and 30417 sold by public tender.

(D) Special Expenditure 1954/55

$ 48,306.76

$4,395,502.16

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total Operating

Percentage on Expenditure

Previous Year

Amount

Operating

Expenses

Amount

Statement No. 2

Current Year

Operating Account

Previous Year

Percentage on total Operating Expenditure

total Operating! Revenue

Percentage on

Amount

Operating

Revenue

Appendix III

Current Year

Amount

total Operating Percentage on Revenue

$

%

Main Line

E-1 General

327,351.85

Expenses...

325,701.62

Administra-

8.17

.09

323,699.35

3,652.50

E-2 Traffic

17.44

691,149.76

tion

Special

Expenses..

321,488.02

4,213.60

8,39

61.28 3,311,186.20.

.11|

|

Local Service

R-1 Passenger

Service,

Passenger 2,927,319.16 R-2 Passenger

61.70

E-3 Running

1,213,940.05

Expenses...

719,139.22 18.78 5.07

1,031,576.14 |

274,124.75

Service,

Other..

R-3 Goods

254,437.10

5.36

26.50 1,049,861.77

Locomotives

867,703.10

22.66

22.86 1,235,097.35

|

Carriages &

.53

21,161.30

Wagons

19,027.87

.50

.80

43,132.20

Motor

Service,

Goods

Terminal

Charge R-4 Goods

938,019.25

19.77

31,508.20

.66

.43

17,101.97

Vehicles

15,582.79

3.18

125,815.01

25.13

995,687.65

734,401.23

18.42

730,036.13

.11

4,365.10

100.00

3,962,530.54

Balance, Profit

1,440,537.05

on Operating..

5,403,067.59

inent

Traffic

E-4 Main. of

Equipment Locomotive

Depart-

E-5 Main. of

Way &

Structures

Engineering

Depart-

ment

Other De-

partments..

Total Operating Expenditure

129,262.38

.41

3.38

5.08 274,676.44

Service,

Other.

R-5 Central

281,209.02

5.93

Mech.

Workshop

.32

1,001,826.71 26.16 2.70

17,355.19

145.597.92;

Services...

23,333.39

.49

R-6

Rents

182,186.93

3.84

R-7

Incidental

.16

751,004.29

1.73

8,615.85 93,281.69 5,403,067.59|R-8 Advertising

Revenue

6,989.04

.15

99,503,25 4,744,505.34|

2.10

746,808.09

19.50

4,196.20

.11

3,829,247.98 100.00 100.00)

1. Operating Expenditure

2.

Services rendered by Government

3.

Pensions & Gratuities

915,257.36

4,744,505.34

$3,426,958.00

227,127.90

(b) Goods

175,162.08

3.

Government transportation

(a) Passenger

Government Rental

Total Operating

5,403,067.59 Revenue

4,744,505.34 100.00

5,403,067.59

4,744,505.34|

1.

Nett Revenue*

$4,587,822.34

2.

155,350.70

1,140.30

$3,829,247.98

192.00

$4,744,505.34

25

25

Dr.

Previous Year

Statement No. 3 Profit and

-

Loss

Account.

$540,521.93 To Interest on Govt. Investments (A) 776,000.00 To Amortization of Rehab. Loan (B) 500,000.00 To Depreciation Reserves

$1,816,521.93

$1,816,521.93

To Losses on Stores

Total.

Appendix IV

$1,440,537.05 By Balance, nett Operating Revenue

Current Year

Previous Year

$530,320.87

776,000.00

500,000.00

43,857.79

136.44

$1,806,457.31

$1,484,394.84 332,127.09

$1,806,457.31

$1,816,521.93

By Sale of Capital Assets, surplus

stores and scrap. By Profit on Stores

Total..

Balance

Cr.

Current Year

$915,257.36

61,055.77

12,297.56

$988,610.69 817,846.62

$1,806,457-31

Dr.

(A) Interest on Rehabilitation Loan up to 1953/54. Less Amortization of Rehabilitation Loan up to 1953/54...

Interest on Special Expenditure up to 1953/54

1939-53 $9,601,634,44

$14,7 5,402.10

4,656,000.00

$10,119,402.10 @ 34% $354,179.07) 5,032,622.90 @ 34% 176,141.80

1953-54

430,988.46

$10,032,622.90

$530,320.87

Less Amortization in 1952/53.

5,000,000.00

$5,032,622.90

(B) Seventh instalment of the K. C. R. repayment over twenty five years of Rehabilitation Loan $19,400,000.00* Actual amount spent on Loan Funds $14,775,402.10

*

Surplus Appropriation Account.

Previous Year

$332,127.09 To Deficit for the year

$ 332,127.09 2,971,424,21

$3,303,551.30

Total..

Surplus carried forward to Bal. Sht.

Current Year

Previous Your

$817,846.62

By Surplus for the Year.

Cr.

Current Year

$3,303,551.30 By Surplus from previous year.......... $2,971,424.21

$ 817,846.62 2,153,577.59

$2,971,424.21

$3,303,551.30

$3,303,551.30

Total...

$2,971,424.21

$2,971,424,21

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Statement No. 4- General Balance Sheet.

Assets or Debit Balance

Liabilities or Credit Balance

Appendix V

Balance at beginning of

year

Heads of classification

Balance at close of year

Increase

Decrease

Balance at beginning of

year

Heads of classification

Balance at close of year

Increase

Decrease

$

$

$

B-6 Investment Assets:-

B-6-1 Cost of Road,

B-1-1 Railway

38,299,701.54

& Equipment

42,644.477.48 4,344,775.94

Total Investment

38,299,701.54

Assets

42,644,477.48] 4,344,775.94'

38,615,291.54

9,656,000.00 B-1-3 Perm. Govt. 28,959,291.54; Investment Total Capital Liabi- lities

B-1 Capital Liabili- ties :-

Investment

10,432,000.00 776,000.00 32,578,793.70 3,619,502.16

43,010,793.70

4,395,502.16

B-7 Working Assets:-

7,179.00 B-7-1-1 Cash

17,876.17

10,697.17

B-7-4-3 Advance

6,358.00 Account

2,203.00

4,155.00

496,786.85 B-7-5 Stores

509,303.67

12,516.82

B-2-2 Traffic

B-7-5-1 Workshop

239.38 Suspense

338.52

99.14

31,261.62

B-2 Working Liabi- lities: -

Balance (Foreign Railway)

31,261.62

510,563,23 Total Working Assets

529,721.36

23,313.13

4,155.00

31,261.62

Total Working Liabi-j lities

31,261.62

D-8 Deferred Debit Items:-

B-3 Deferred Credit Items :-

310,281.43

B-3-3 Depreciation

310,281.43

2,110,064.51

8,504.05

2,118,568.56

Reserves

2,586,243.75

476,179.24

B-3-5 Misc. Deferred Credits

8,321.91

182.14

2,594,565.66

476,179.24

182.14

B-4 Appropriation

2,971,424.21

from Surpluses...... 2,153,577.59

817,846.62

47,790,198.57 4,368,089.07

314,436.43 43,736,545.93

47,790,198,57| 4,871,681.40, 818,028.76

D-8-1 Temporary

4,926,281.16

Advances to Government

4,615,999.73

4,926,281.16

4,615,999.73

B-9 Balance of Accumulated

Deficit

43,736,545.93

Previous Year

Statement

No. 5 5- Analysis of Passenger Service

Part 1 - Passenger Service (R - 1 Passenger)

Current Year

(April, 1954 - March, 1955)

Appendix VI

Percentage of

Number of

Pas-

Pas-

Origina- Number

Revenue

Kinds of Tickets Used

ting

of Units

sengers

Kilo-

Number

Revenue

senger Reve-

Carried Kilo-

nue

Home

Carried

metres

metres

Line

%

%

%

Ordinary :-

100,411.75

First

66,014

66,014

1,293,045

98,130.45

1.71

1.77

3.10

419,552.90

Second

269,586 269,586

5,178,823

310,236.45

6.97

7.08

9.74

2,128,540.80

Third

|2,468,593 2,468,593

45,309,820

1,816,021.51

63.83

61.90

57.01

Government :-

7,331.80

First

3,837 3,837

73,676

6,480.75

.10

.10

.20

14,019.10

Second

24,473.95

Third

16,711 16,711 42,821 42,821

346,262

20,942.15

.43

.47

.66

825,780

36,258.50 1.11

1.13

1.14

Excursion :-

60,133.35

First

157,264.80

Second

46,455 46,455 1,081,680 183,724 183,724 4,277,916

55,745.95 1.20

1.48

1.75

170,084.55

4.75

5.84

5.34

16,676.65

Third

21,398 21,398

498,241

13,547.95

.55

.68

.42

21,896.60

Platform Tickets

72,164

72,164

14,432.80

1.87

.45

33,662.30

Excess Fares

23,680.05

.74

Season & Monthly Tickets :-

6,197.50

First

9,040

9,040

194,331

7,509.00

.23

.27

.23

69,929.55|

Second

97,340

97,340

1,897,150

71,880.75

2.52

2.59

2.25

143,989.85

Third

356,140

356,140

6,827,971

164,619.20

9.21

9.33

5.17

97,941.00

Scholar Tickets

208,520

208,520

5,221,197

109,858.25| 5.39

7.13

3.45

9,908.40

Golfing Tickets

5,166

5,166

165,312

11,416.40

.13

.23

.36

(A)3,311,930.30;

Total Part 1 3,867,509 3,867,509

(A) Home Line.

$3,205,177.75

Foreign

Government

106,752.55

73,191,204 (B)2,930,844.71 100.00

(B) Home Line. Foreign

Government

100.00

92.01

$2,794,779.51

136,065.20

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$3,311,930.30

$2,930,844.71

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Previous Year

Revenue

Statement No. 5 - Analysis Of Passenger Service

Part 2 - Passenger Service (R - 2 Other)

Current Year

(April, 1954 - March, 1955)

Kinds of Tickets Used

Baggage & Specie :-

6,776.75

Public

Government

Parcels :-

2,474.50

Public

Railway Service

Carriage & Animals :-

263,615.50

Public

Special Train :-

Public

Government

Postal:

1,411.50

Miscellaneous

Revenue

Appendix VI--Contd.

Percentage Of

Revenue

%

.17

5,451.25

|1,732.95|

.05

245,894.05

7.72

1,602.00

.05

X

(C) 274,278.15

3,586,208.45

Total Part 2

Total Parts 1 & 2

(C) Home Line Foreign

Government

$272,866.65

1,411.50

$274,278.15

(D) 254,680.25

3,185,524.96

(D) Home Line Foreign

Government

$235,394.75

19,285.50

$254,680.25

7.99

100.00

Previous Year

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Statement No.

6 - Analysis

6- Analysis Of Goods Service

Part 1

Goods Service (R-3 Goods)

Current Year (April, 1954 - March, 1955)

Appendix VII

Percentage of

Kilo-

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Number of Kilograms Carried

Kilo-

Kilograms Kilometres

Revenue

grams Reve- grams Kilo- nue

Carried

metres

$

%

%

0,

General Merchandise

904,800.40

Inward

Invoiced to and from Lowu 278,050.80 10,261.50 Invoiced to and from 82,798.95 stations other than Lowu

103,187,710 3,199,221,990|

709,504.90 80.14

80.37

56.75

Outward

Inward

Outward

15,503,420

625,910,306

172,333.50 12.04

15.72

13.78

579,400|

9,482,740

8,956,686

146,589,436

6,191.75

81,003.30

.45

.22

.50

7.37

3.69

6.48

1,275,911.65

Total Part 1

128,753,270 3,980,678,418|(A) 969,033.45 100.00 100.00

77.51

(A) Home Line. Foreign

$967,893.15

Government

1,140.30

$969,033.45

120.00 Shunting 274,556.44 Handling Receipts

Demurrage

Part 2.

Goods Service (R-4

274,676.44| Total

-

Part 2

1,550,588.09

Total Parts 1 & 2

3,760.00

277,449.02

.30

22.19

281,209.02|

22.49

1,250,242.47

100.00

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Previous

Year

Statement No. 7- Summary of Local and Non Local

Passenger Traffic

Appendix VIII

Current Year

(April, 1954-March, 1955)

Inward Number of

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

or

Outward

Passenger

Carried

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Percentage of

Pas-

Number senger Reve- Carried Kilo- nue

metres

%

%

%

Passenger Service

441,715.50

Inward

171,386 5,805,700 244,161.25 4.43

7.93

8.30

Bookings to and from Lowu

,

461,695.35

Outward

170,898 5,789,169 217,986.00 4.42

7.91

7.42

1,127,210.14

Inward

1,689,965

29,527,773 1,177,044.48| 43.70

40.34 40.19

Bookings to and from sta- tions other than Lowu

1,281,309.31

Outward

1,835,260

32,068,562 1,291,652.98 47.45

43.82 44.09

3,311,930.30

Total

3,867,509 73,191,204 2,930,844.71| 100.00 100.00 100.00

STATEMENT No. 3.

TABULAR SUMMARY OF UNALLOCATED STORES.

Appendix IX

Stock on hand as at 1st April, 1954

481,896.82

Add

Purchases, Returns and Charges.

219,121.74

701,018.56

Deduct

Issues to Votes and Services as credited to Expenditure

Sub-head.....

209,556.81

491,461.75

Deduct

-

Proceeds of sale of stores as crdited to Revenue

4,510.42

486,951.33

Deduct

-

Adjustment for stores received in 1953/54, but paid for

1954/55

2.00

486,949.33

Add

Adjustment for stores received in 1954/55, but paid for

1953/54

2,510.00

489,459.33

Deduct

Adjustment for stores received in 1955/56, but paid for

1954/55

2,497.87

486,961.46

Add

Adjustment for stores received in 1954/55, but paid for

1955/56

674.76

487,636.22

Deduct

Losses and Deficiencies written off

21.13

487,615.09

Add

Value of stores overpriced

Deduct

Value of stores underpriced

Deduct

Unaccountable difference....

2.50

487,617.59

73.78

487,543.81

.21

Stock on hand as at 31st March, 1955

487,543.60

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Statement No. 9 Analysis of Train & Locomotive Kilometrage

(April, 11954-March, 1955) NUR

Appendix X

Oil Engine

Kilometrage

Coal Engine Kilometrage

Total Kilometrage

Rail-Bus

Kilometrage

Classification

1953/54 | 1954/55

1953/54 1954/55

1953/54 1954/55

1953/54

1954/55

Passenger

110,987.57 167,736.08 240,453.77 184,374.05 351,441.34 352,110.13 4,441.00 2,692.00

Mixed Slow.

Train

Kilometrage Goods

6,465.85

8,059.15 19,068.89 14,852.87 25,534.74 22,912.02|

Military Special..

85.00

42.33

228.51

42.33

313.51

Ballast Train.

266.50

1,925.50 7,932.54 5,434.17 8,199.04 7,359.67

3,768.00 2,136.00

Total Train Kilometrage

117,719.92 177,805.73 267,497.53 204,889.60 385,217.45 382,695.33

8,209.00 4,828.00

!

32

Locomotive.

124,830.17 188,618.98 283,337.53 217,229.10 408,167.70 405,848.08

Loco. Kilometrage Light Engine.

Shunting Engine

Total Loco. Kilometrage

2,619.97 3,464.91 7,861.00 3,673.83| 10,480.97. 7,138.74

40.00 54,750.00 54,710.00 54,750.00 54,750.00|

127,450.14 192,123.89 345,948.53 275,612.93.473,398.67 467,736.82

Appendix XI

Statement No. 10 Cost for Running Coal Burning Locomotives

-

(April, 1954-March, 1955)

Previous Year 1953/54

Current Year 1954/55

563,683.82

1 Total Cost of Coal for Main Line Running

333,845.98

122.172

2 Average Cost per Ton

115.46

2.11

3 Cost per Train Kilometrage

1.63

4,613.85

4 Total Weight of Coal for Main Line Running

(Ton).

2,891.45

D

17.52

5 Weight per Train Km in Kg.

14.34

701.15

6 Total Weight of Coal for Shunting (Ton).

617.30

13.01

7 Weight per Shunting Km in Kg.

11.46

S

Appendix XII

Statement No. 11-Cost for Running Furnace Oil Burning Locos. (April, 1954-March, 1955)

Previous Year 1953/54

206,731.39

1 Total Cost of Furnace Oil

127.908

2 Average Cost per Ton

1.76

3 Cost per Train Kilometrage

1,616.24

4 Total Weight of Furnace Oil (Ton).

13.95

5 Weight per Train Km in Kg.

00

Current Year 1954/55

203,516.53

120.045

1.14

1,695.332

9.69

Statement No. 12

Appendix XIII

Consumption of Lubricants for Locomotives. (April, 1954-March, 1955)

Previous Year 1953/54

3,076.25 1 Total Weight of Engine Oil (Gals.)

Current Year 1954/55

3,008.25

0.734

2 Weight per 100 Engine Km in Gals.

0.728

1,110.825

3 Total Weight of S.H. Cylinder Oil (Gals.)

1,094.63

0.265

4 Weight per 100 Engine Km in Gals.

0.265

Appendix XIV

Statement No. 13 Cost Assignment and Statistics.

P

(April, 1954-March, 1955)

Previous Year 1953/54

Current Year 1954/55

29,110.88

1 Average Cost of Repair per Loco. per Annum

22,303.40

0.6081

2 Average Cost of Furnace Oil Burning Loco.

Repairs per Engine Km.

0.4842

0.6244

3 Average Cost of Coal Burning Loco. Repairs

per Engine Km.

0.6927

9,480.29

4 Average Cost of Repairs per Passenger Car per

Annum

9,483.68

483.71

5 Average Cost of Repairs per Goods Wagon per

Annum

715.88

0.0343

6 Average Cost of Engine Oil per Engine Km for

Locomotives

0.0279

0.0157

7 Average Cost of S.H. Cylinder Oil per Engine

Km for Locomotives

0.0132

5.01

8 Average Cost of Lubricants per Gal.

4.14

34

35

7

2

Statement No. 14 - Classification of Rolling Stock - Motive Power

3

4

LA

5

6

(April, 1954 - March, 1955)

Steam

7

Locomotives

10

Appendix XV

11

12

13

14

15

Engine No.

Wheel

Distribution Diameter of

Cylinder

Stroke

Driving Wheel

Diameter of

Tank or Tender

Gross Weight

of Engine and Tender in tons

in working order

Total Stock at the beginning of the year

Additions during

the year

during the year

Reductions

Total Stock at the end of the

year

Average Age of

Class

Each Eng.

Max. Axle

(tons)

Load (tons)

Weight on

Driving Wheel

Tractive effort

@ 85% Boiler Pressure

3 4-6-4 22"

28" 61 Side Tank

106.00

1

27

60

20

20

33714

2-6-4 19" 26" 611"

53

""

90.35

1

1

39

51

17

23350

1 & 2 2-6-0 171"

24"

42" Saddle

53.25

2

10

77

46.05 15.35

26775

21--32 2-8-0 19*

28"

564" Tender

125.75

12

12

66

7

61.25 15.31

34215

RB-1 Railbus

6 Cyl. Bedford 3-5/16" 31"

31"

RB-2 Railbus

6 Cyl. Dodge 31"

48"

31"

16

16

Petrol Railcars

S

RAC & SAE Rating

15

26. 33 H.P. 55 Passengers

SAE 25. 35 H. P.

I

I

5

55 Passengers.

2

2

36

1

Classification

Statement No. 15 - Classification of Rolling Stock - Carriage

(April, 1954 - March, 1955)

3

5

6

7

Appendix XVI

Average Tare

of each Class

(ton)

N

Ton

Cwt.

(passenger)

Capacity

Seating

Total Stock at the

beginning of

the year

Additions during

the year

First Class Carriage

First Class Carriage

38

0

48

1

33

11

52

First Class Carriage

35

8

54

2

First Class Carriage

47

64

1(A)

First & Second Class Composite

Carriage

30

45

First & Second Class Composite

Carriage

30

6

52

First & Second Class Composite

Carriage

33

11

56

1

Second Class Carriage

33

11

64

4

Second Class Carriage

45

5

78

Third Class Carriage.

33

19

128

16

29

2

Third Class Carriage.......

44

13

120

11(A)

Third Class & Brake Composite

32

18

58

5

Note:-

34

12

(A) Received from Crown Agents.

Reductions during the

year

| | |

i

Total Stock

of the year

at the end

Total Seating

Capacity (passenger)

112-

48

52

108

64

1

45

1

52

56

256

2

156

16

2,048

11

1,320

5

290

46

4,495

37

Statement No. 16

Classification of Rolling Stock - Goods Wagons

(April, 1954 - March, 1955)

5

6

Appendix XVII

7

8

9

Classification

Overall

Length of

Wagon

Average Tare of each Class

w

Carrying Capacity

Total Stock

at the

beginning of

the year

Additions during the

year

Reductions during the

year

Total stock at the end of the year

Total Carrying

Capacity

cr

Tank, Oil (10,000 gals. of Water)

Flat 30 ton

41'-1"

21 19

Ton

Cwt.

Ton

7

Ton

44

311

35'-0" 12

8

30

4

4

120

Flat 40 ton

37'-10" 14

6

40

5

200

Flat 45 metric ton

45'-0"

17

12

45

10

10

450

Flat 80 ton

32′-0′′

27 13

Lowsided open 46 metric ton

1

45'-0"

18

12

10

Highsided open 30

ton

35'-0" 14

Highsided open 45 metric ton. Covered 30 ton

Covered (Cattle Truck) 30 ton

45'-0" 19

12

MINN N

80

2

2

160

7

45

10

10

4534

20

2

30

5

5 (C)

44

25

25

1110

35'-0"

15

7

30

21(B)

2 (C)

19

570

35'-0" 15

7

30

3

90

Covered 40 ton

37'-10" 18 14

40

1

40

Covered 44 metric ton

40'-0"

20

44

130

5720

Well 50 ton

32′-0′′

25

12

50

50

Cattle Wagon

45'-0"

44

5

220

Brake Van 10 metric ton

35'-0" 19

3

10

5

50

Note: (B) 5 Nos. converted to temporary 3rd class passenger cars. (C) Scrapped by Board of Survey.

(D) 3 Nos. converted to Mail Wagons.

234

227

9545

Appendix XVIII

·

Statement No. 17 Classification of Rolling Stock Service Equipment (April, 1954 - March, 1955)

Classification

65 ton Break-down Crane.........

10 ton Locomotive Crane

RT-2 Motor Trolley

RT-3 Motor Trolley

2

Ton

Cwt.

87

38

3

1

1

1

1

1

68

39

16.74%

26.31%

Appendix XIX

K. C. R. Statement of Expenditure & Revenue 1954/55.

Operating Expenditure

($3,829,247.98)

Operating Revenue ($4,748,010.37)

RUNNING

EXPENSES

MAINTENANCE, OF EQUIPMENT

TRAFFIC

EXPENSES

MAINTENANCE,

OF WAY &

STRUCTURE

GENERAL

EXPENSES

PENSIONS &

GRATUITIES

7.73%

18.90%

25.39%

61.73%

PASSENGER

4-577

-36 % MOTOR VEHICLE RONNING EXPENSES

ADVERTISING

RENTS

GOODS

EXCESS LUGGAGE, CARRIAGE & ANIMAL, PARCEL & MAIL

20.41%

3.84%

5-92%

HANDLING

CHARGES, SHUNTING ́& DEMURRAGE, CHARGES 499% CENTRAL MECHANICAL WORKSHOP SERVICES

•15% INCIDENTAL REVENUE

5.36%