九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1966-1967

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GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAl Workshops .

WAY AND STRUCTURES

STAFF

Staff Welfare.

APPENDICES

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GENERAL SURVEY

THE financial year 1966-67 closed with extremely good financial results with a nett profit of $3,618,173 despite the exceptionally heavy rainfall and floods in June 1966 and the Cultural Revolution in China during the year. The following new records were established:

(a) Gross railway revenue $16,266,163 was $999,372 more than the

record of $15,266,791 in 1965-66.

(b) Goods revenue $8,149,529 was $1,111,177 more than the record

of $7,038,352 in 1965-66.

(c) Goods tonnage 1,044,151 was 149,085 more than the record of

895,066 in 1965-66.

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(d) Number of live pigs by rail from China 1,031,858 was 18,358 more

than the record of 1,013,500 in 1965-66.

2. The goods traffic continued to show an upward trend (see Appen- dix XVII). Over 99% of it was imported goods from China. The imported tonnage was 1,039,941, an increase of 16.77% over the previous year. The export tonnage was only 2,617 an increase of 76.11%.

      3. The continuity of the upward trend for total passenger traffic was for the first time slightly broken by the drop of 25.44% in the number of passengers to and from China as a result of the Cultural Revolution. (See Appendix XV). The total number of passengers carried this year was 9,473,899 as against 9,513,395 in the previous year, a drop of only 0.42%. The movement of passengers to and from China fluctuates un- predictably and the number carried was only 679,326 this year (see Appendix XIV). However, the local passenger traffic still continued to show an upward trend (see Appendix XVI). The total number of local passengers carried during the year was 8,744,254, an increase of 2.44%.

     4. A new passenger train timetable was introduced on 1st January, 1967 to improve the train punctuality on this single line railway, which had been badly affected by the need to run a larger number of special trains to cope with the sharp increase in goods traffic and the steady increase in local passenger traffic during recent years. The time of the last train leaving Kowloon Station has been extended to 10.30 p.m. on weekdays and 11.00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. This new timetable has proved very practical and satisfactory.

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5. A new 1950/1800 H.P. model G16 diesel electric locomotive ordered from Clyde Engineering Co. Pty. Ltd., Australia, in May 1965 arrived on 15th June, 1966. This 9th locomotive was put into service on 26th June, 1966 to cope with the increased volume of goods traffic. With the arrival of this additional locomotive, the extremely tight schedule for maintenance of locomotives has been slightly eased.

 6. As it was generally felt that the name of Ma Liu Shui Station did not sound well in Chinese, the station was re-named University Station from 1st January, 1967 in view of the recent establishment of the Chinese University in the vicinity.

7. During the period from 26th November to 23rd December, 1966, the Chinese Section did not allow passengers from Hong Kong to enter the border town of Sham Chun without a valid certificate showing that they had been inoculated against cholera at least six days before.

8. His Excellency the Governor, Sir David TRENCH, K.C.M.G., M.C., visited the new railway station building at Lo Wu, the border station, on 18th June, 1966.

 9. All members of the staff worked well. In particular the very large volume of goods traffic caused considerable extra work to the operating staff at all stations. They are to be commended for the efficiency and willingness with which they carried out their extra duties.

TRAFFIC

10. Traffic earnings for the year under review amounted to $15,440,632 showing an increase of 6.53% over the previous year. Comparative figures are shown below:

1966-67 $15,440,632

1965-66 $14,493,751

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Increase

$946,881 (6.53%)

11. Passenger Traffic. Local passenger journeys increased by 2.44% while non-local journeys decreased by 25.44%. The decrease is attributed to fewer Hong Kong people and visitors travelling to China as a result of disturbed conditions in China.

12. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1966, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 22nd October, 1966, 26 and 24 special trains respectively, in addition to the daily normal service of 34 trains, were run to facilitate visits to the cemeteries at Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge. On these two days, 82,501 and 75,332 passengers respectively (excluding season, monthly and scholar ticket holders) were carried.

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      13. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 23rd June, 1966, 22 special trains in addition to the normal service were run to and from the New Terri- tories to transport spectators to the Dragon Boat Races held at Yuen Chow Tsai in Tai Po. On that day 54,968 passengers were carried to all stations.

     14. On 11th February, 1967, the Third Day in the First Moon of the lunar calendar, which was the peak for railway travel during the Chinese New Year period, a total of 80,941 passengers was carried to all stations.

15. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 29th September, 1966, 16 special trains for Tai Po Market and 2 special trains for Sha Tin were added to the normal daily train services for the picnickers in the New Territories. On that day 53,629 passengers were conveyed to all stations.

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     16. The figures for passenger traffic, showing the number of journeys and the revenue, appear in Appendix IV.

     17. Goods Traffic. There was a large increase in goods traffic during the year. The increase over the previous year was 149,085 metric tons in weight and $1,111,177 in revenue representing percentage increases of 16.66 and 15.79 respectively. The increase in goods traffic was due to the increased amount of exports from China. The overall receipts on goods handling charges also increased by $150,717 or 11.05%-

     18. The principal commodities imported by rail into Hong Kong during the year under review are shown below:

Apples

Bamboo poles

Bars, steel

Beans

Bean noodle

Beer

Bricks

Calcium carbonate

Canned goods

GPUBL

...

23,627 metric tons

2,028 26,007 10,897

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99

""

93

2,257 "" 27,740

Cardboard

Caustic soda

Cement

China wares

Chestnuts

Chinese medicine

Coal

Commodes

Cotton clothing

Cotton piece goods

Eggs

Fish, frozen

...

**

3,050 1,900

"5

99

""

59

10,055

16,635

"

8,482 14,049 3,231

""

""

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""

""

1,920

99

5,211

99

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5,624

1,178

""

2,508

39

38,587

""

""

34,140

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9,044

19

39

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Glass sheets

Glass wares

9,255 metric tons

4,379

Iron wares

7,627

""

Iron wire

9,671

"

""

Meat, frozen

27,694

Newsprint

16,610

19

Oil, rape seed

Onions

16,762 5,136

""

""

Oranges

14,490

""

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Paper

19,543

Pears

Potatoes

Poultry, frozen Poultry, live Prawns, frozen

25,627

99

22,248

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2,683

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25

4,887

1,987

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Pressed wood

Rice

Soda

Stones

...

Tiles

10,526

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2,521

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3,110

29

Timber

Tomatoes Turnips

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3,641

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8,981

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2,634

35

3,529

1,263

99

59

Vegetables, fresh

20,470

""

""

Wine

Water melon seeds

  19. The figures of livestock imported by rail for the same period ar as follows:

1,872

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99

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Buffaloes Cows Pigs

4,089 Head 45,919

1,031,858

  20. A total of 7,864 cold storage wagons was sent over to the Britis Section by the Chinese Section, containing the following goods:

No. of wagons

Description of goods

34 107

Bomboo root shoots

Chestnuts...

...

1,452

Eggs

439 2,960

Fish

25

1,191

Fresh fruits

Lotus roots Meat

115

Poultry

83

Prawns

10

197

1,251

Shrimps Sundries Vegetables

7,864

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Weight in metric tons

468

1,920

24,428

9,044

47,006

368

27,694

2,683

1,987

193 4,051

14,789

134,631

21. During the year under review, among the goods transported to China by rail were 1,961 metric tons of personal effects, 102 metric tons f diplomatic belongings, 68 metric tons of sewing machines, 38 metric ons of newspapers and 30 metric tons of steel plates.

22. Some 3,856 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with ome 5,400 metric tons in the preceding year, were conveyed by rail to China for the Post Office. This amount was distributed fairly evenly over he whole period under review.

23. Details relating to goods traffic appear in Appendix V.

24. Operation. Train punctuality for the year under review was not t all satisfactory for the first nine months due to the additional numbers f goods trains and other special trains which affected the timings of the assenger trains on a single line working. The timetable had to be revised o cope with the situation and considerable improvement was made after he introduction of the new timetable on 1st January, 1967.,

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Nos. of scheduled passenger trains

Percentages

1.4.66- 1.1.67- 1.4.66- 1.4.66- 1.1.67- T.4.66- 31.12.66 31.3.67 31.3.67 31.12.66 31.3.67 31.3.67

'rains on time

3,199 2,574

5,773 34.35 84.10 46.65

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'rains delayed for less than

5 minutes

2,875

267

3,142 30.87 8.72 25.40

'rains delayed for 5 minutes

and over

3,240

219

3,459 34.78 7.18 27.95

Botal No. of passenger

trains run

9,314

3,060 12,374 100.00 100.00 100.00

25. A total of 4,606 special trains was run during the year as against ,719 in the previous year, an increase of 887 or 23.85%. The number nd types of special trains run for the year under review are as follows:

Up

Down

Total

Goods (loaded)

1,919

1,919

Goods (empty)

1,501

1,501

Passenger

298

298

596

Passenger (empty)

91

91

182

Military

2

2

4

Ballast trains

190

190

380

Trial trains

12

12

24

2,094

2,512

4,606

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  26. Fares and Rates. There was no revision of fares and goods rates in general during the year.

27. Accidents. The following railway accidents occurred during the period under review.

Trespassers injured by trains Trespassers killed by trains

Passengers injured by trains

...

Staff injured while in execution of duties

Derailment of empty passenger stock...

Derailment of a Chinese Section loaded wagon

Derailment of a passenger train

9

10

11

3

1

...

...

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ACCOUNTS

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28. The Gross Operating Profit for the year was $6,234,386 represent- ing an increase of 2.41% as compared with the figure of $6,087,588 in the previous year. The Gross Operating Receipts from Goods Traffic increased by 15.79% from $7,038,352 to $8,149,529 and Passenger Traffic Receipts decreased by 2.20% from $7,455,399 to $7,291,103. The Nett Profit transferred to the Appropriation Account amounted to $3,618,173, a decrease of $54,935 (1.49%) over the previous year.

29. During the year, a new diesel electric locomotive was acquired at a capital cost of $1,308,424.86. Other major increases in Fixed Assets included $389,676.64 for the construction of an additional loop line at Lo Wu and $116,473.50 for the construction of new waiting shelters at Tai Po Kau and Tai Po Market Stations.

  30. The asset 'Land and Formation' stands in the Balance Sheet at a book value of $8,228,391 only, a figure which is considerably below the current market value of the land held under private treaty grant for railway use. No charge for the use of land is borne by the Railway Accounts.

31. The Accounts and supporting data are published in Appendices I to V to this report.

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

32. All locomotives, rolling stock, electrical and mechanical equip- ment, machinery and plant were maintained to a good standard during the year. A new 1950/1800 H.P. diesel-electric locomotive No. 59 was put in service to cope with the increased volume of traffic.

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33. Locomotives. Thirty-nine 5,000 mile inspections, thirty-one 10,000 mile inspections, seven 30,000 mile inspections, three 60,000 mile inspec- tions, two 240,000 mile inspections and two 480,000 mile inspections were performed on the nine diesel electric locomotives. The engine lower main bearings and their thrust collars of locomotives Nos. 53 and 55 were renewed. Locomotive No. 56 was fitted with rebored cylinder liners and oversized pistons. Eleven cylinder liners and 12 pistons of locomotive No. 57 and 11 cylinder liners and 10 pistons of locomotive No. 58 were renewed. New compression rings were fitted to locomotives Nos. 52, 53, 54 and 55. Eleven traction motors were overhauled. Owing to the contin- uous development of cracks on bogies, locomotives Nos. 51 and 54 had one bogie plate holding the motor suspension bracket refabricated with inch steel plate. The harmonic balancer of locomotive No. 55 was rebuilt with new spring packs.

     34. The availability factor of the diesel electric locomotives was 86.11% compared with 87.23% of the previous year. The slight decrease was attributable to the heavier maintenance and repair work, causing locomo- tives to be withdrawn from service for longer periods. With the arrival of an additional locomotive, it was possible to implement a more effective programme of maintenance and repairs although adequate motive power had to be made available at all times to cope with the increased volume of traffic throughout the year.

35. The maintenance cost of the diesel electric locomotives rose from $0.443 to $0.513 per km. The rise was due to the increased labour wages and the higher expenditure incurred on the replacement of parts during the year.

     36. Carriages and Wagons. All carriages and wagons were maintained in an efficient state. In addition to routine maintenance and repair, the following rolling stock was overhauled and painted:

(a) Carriages Nos. 114, 116, 118, 204, 207, 211, 212, 307, 310, 314, 324, 325, 326, 327, 331, 332, 336, 339, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348 and 355.

(b) Thirty wagons of various types.

     37. The undermentioned carriages were given an intermediate inspec- tion and repairs which comprised the machining of wheel tyres, the re- conditioning of electrical equipment and running gears:

Carriages Nos. 109, 111, 201, 202, 208, 211, 213, 300, 304, 305, 309, 312, 315, 321, 322, 324, 330, 333, 334, 335, 337 and 349.

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38. Fifty-one wagons, which were beyond economical repair, were disposed of by public auction during the year for $202,665.00.

39. Electrical Work. All electric lighting, power signals and other electrical equipment in the railway were maintained to a good standard. Additional mercury discharge lamps were installed at Sha Tin, Tai Po and Tai Po Market Stations to achieve general improvements to lighting. Fluorescent lights were installed in all platform shelters at Tai Po and Tai Po Market Stations. A public address system was installed at Sheung Shui Station.

    Work done for other Government Departments. A large amount of work was done for other departments of Government. The important items were the manufacture of 212 iron castings, 17 phosphor bronze castings, 32 brass castings, 60 aluminium castings, 30 antimonial lead castings, 1 traffic pagoda, 5 traffic signs, 4 hot water cylinders, 1,080 metal joints, 16 steel runner guides, 4 impellers for air-conditioning plant, 10 steel shafts, 1 right-hand turnout and the repair of 298 items of hospital equipment.

41.

Statistics

(a) The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.45 kgs. per engine km. compared with 3.31 kgs. per engine km. for the previous year. The increase was attributable to the large increase in the number of ballast trains which inflated the fuel consumption due to the low mileage run.

(b) Statistical statements relating to the analysis of train and locomo- tive running, fuel oil running expenses, consumption of lubricants and cost of repair to locomotives, carriages and wagons will be found at Appendices VI to IX while classification of rolling stock are at Appendices X to XIII.

WAY AND STRUCTURES

  42. Maintenance. Staff of the Way and Works Section were kept very busy maintaining way and structures in good order during the year. An additional burden of work was placed on the maintenance staff as the result of the rainstorms in June and the ill-effects caused by the cor- rosive discharge from the Chinese Section's Cold Storage Wagons on the permanent way and bridges.

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     43. As in the previous year, corrosive discharge from the cold storage wagons of the Chinese Section was the main contributory factor which caused extensive damage to all the metallic components of the track, signalling systems and bridges. In addition to reduction in section of component parts due to corrosion, other conditions of the track were affected. Where the corrosive action was particularly severe, such as on the inner rail of a sharp curve, difficulty was experienced in maintaining the proper inclination of the rail. Rail creep, which had been very severe before 1951 and was later brought under control by the use of suitable rail anchors, increased considerably due to loss of effectiveness of the rail anchors resulting from corrosion. Measures taken to improve the situation created by the corrosive discharge were threefold: (a) Renewal or strengthening of all critically corroded track, signalling and structure components; (b) Continued discussions with the Chinese Section with a view to eliminating, or at least reducing, the amount of corrosive discharge from their cold storage wagons; and (c) Carrying out various tests with a view to finding some kind of effective protection for parts of way and structures which are subject to damage by the discharge. Although there were some improvements in the overall situation towards the end of the year under review, results of the discussions with the Chinese Section and tests carried out have not been entirely satisfactory and a permanent solution is still being sought.

    44. Track. The following works were done during the year: (a) The main line track was maintained to a good standard. All fish- plates were carefully inspected and greased. Some 1,234 lengths of 95-lb. rails, 1,510 cubic yards of stone ballast and 15,236 timber sleepers were renewed during the year.

(b) Badly corroded track components were renewed wherever necessary. During the year, some 1,748 pairs of fishplates, 7,780 fishbolts and 53,130 dogspikes were replaced. Macbeth spikes were intro- duced and a total of 4,800 pieces was used to replace dogspikes in some main line curves.

(c) For the purpose of restoring the rails to their proper inclination, the rail seats on the sleepers of the main line curves at Miles 61, 9, 12 and 143 and on the loop line at Yau Ma Tei Station were adjusted by adzing. The gauge and superelevation of these curves were also adjusted.

(d) The expansion gaps of the rail joints in the main line track from south face to mid tunnel of Beacon Hill Tunnel, from Miles 83

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to 9 and 193 to 214, were adjusted. A total of 7,958 rail anchors was used along the line.

(e) Twelve turnouts and two crossings were renewed at Yau Ma Tei, Sha Tin, University, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po Market, Fanling and Lo Wu Stations.

45.

    Formation and Line Protection. The embankments and cuttings along the line were well maintained. All the mile, kilometre and gradient posts from Kowloon to Lo Wu Stations were overhauled and repainted.

46. Signalling. The gantries, brackets, arms of all signals along the line and the point indicators of all the points were overhauled and re- painted. Badly corroded component parts were renewed where necessary. 47. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in good order.

48. Bridges

(a) Major overhaul was done to steel Bridges Nos. 22, 34, 35 and 36. All badly corroded steel members were either renewed or strength- ened. In all, some 18,000 rivets were renewed. All the bridges were repainted and the top girder flanges of Bridges Nos. 22, 34, 35 and 36 were protected by 'Prestolith'.

(b) Minor repairs were done to Bridge No. 7. The bridge at Wo Hop Shek Siding, the footbridge at Tai Po Market Station, and Bridges Nos. 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 30 were inspected and repainted.

(c) All badly worn sleepers on Bridges Nos. 22, 35 and 36 were renewed.

49. Road Level Crossings

(a) The road level crossings at Mile 7 and 18 were widened preparatory to the widening of the motor road. All the decking timber, fasten- ings, sleepers and ballast were renewed.

(b) The railway tracks in the level crossings at Blackheads, Mile 131

and Sheung Shui Station were overhauled.

50. Station Yards and Platforms

(a) At Tai Po Kau, 1,900 sq. yards of the station platforms were re-surfaced with bituminous wearing course and 590 sq. yards with cement concrete. At Tai Po Market, about 2,100 sq. yards of the platforms were re-surfaced with cement concrete.

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(b) At Wo Hop Shek, a foot path of 230 linear yards was constructed with cement concrete alongside the railway track for the conveni- ence of passengers during the Ching Ming and Chung Yeung Festivals.

(c) The timber seats on the platforms at Tai Po Kau and Fanling Stations were replaced by 21 and 64 terrazzo finished concrete benches respectively.

(d) The goods yard near No. 8 Road at Kowloon Station was extended

by 300 square yards.

      51. Station Buildings. The station buildings at Yau Ma Tei, Sha Tin, University, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po Market, Fanling and Sheung Shui, the Power Signal Cabin at Kowloon Terminus, and the Railway Restaurant at Lo Wu were overhauled and re-decorated.

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     52. Staff Quarters. Major overhauls and re-decoration works were done to the staff quarters at Yau Ma Tei, Sha Tin, Tai Po Market, Fanling and Lo Wu Stations and at Gills Cutting. The gate huts at Miles 7, 9, 131, 18 and 19 and the watchman huts at the north and south of Beacon Hill Tunnel were also overhauled.

53. New Works and Improvements

(a) Three new shelters with a total area of 350 square yards and four shelters with a total area of 470 square yards were constructed at Tai Po Kau and Tai Po Market Stations respectively.

(b) Some 17,377 cubic yards of earth were dumped along the embank- ment between Mile 51⁄2 and Mile 7 for widening the formation for accommodating the proposed double line to Sha Tin.`

(c) The formation at Lo Wu Station was widened for laying an addi- tional loop line. The works included 13,850 cubic yards of filling and 200 reinforced concrete sheet piles.

(d) To make way for the road complex at the junction of Princess Margaret/Chatham/Gascoigne Roads, new workshops are being constructed near Mile 83 to replace the existing ones at Hung Hom. The main line between Sha Tin and Mile 82 was diverted to a new track. The existing track will be used for vehicles to the new Workshops.

(e) Three frictional buffer stops were installed, one in the praya siding at Kowloon Terminus and two at the goods yard of Yau Ma Tei Station.

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(ƒ) To improve the drainage system along the track near Mile 161, cement concrete channels totalling 190 linear yards in length were constructed.

54. Rainstorm Damage. The rainstorms in June caused considerable damage along the railway line. The following repairs were carried out: (a) At Tai Po Market Station: removal of earth and rock from the washout in the cutting amounting to 9,820 cubic yards; repairs to slopes by constructing 55 linear yards of retaining walls, 140 linear yards of toe walls, 5,700 square yards of rendering and 1,350 square yards of turfing; re-surfacing 540 square yards of platform and repairs to 150 linear yards of fence.

(b) At Mile 10: removal of 180 cubic yards of loose boulders, support- ing overhang boulders with cement concrete and rendering cracked boulders with cement mortar.

(c) Filling of embankments amounting to 2,800 cubic yards.

(d) Removal of earth and rock from track amounting to 300 cubic

yards.

(e) Repairs to washouts in cuttings at No. 1 Cutting, Yau Ma Tei and Lo Wu Stations: some 560 square yards of the slopes rendered and 80 linear yards of channels re-constructed.

Construction of 25 linear yards of retaining wall and 25 linear yards of channel and rendering 70 square yards of slope behind the Railway Workshop at Hung Hom.

(g) Repairs to 370 linear yards of channels from Mile 16 to Mile 163.

55. Railway Land. The following areas of railway land were let on permits for various purposes: BL

Description

Club House and Sport Ground

Motor Car Garage and Service Station

Storage

Cultivation and Gardening.....

Various Other Purposes

Total

Area sq. ft.

Annual Rental $

126,936

20.00

20,768

18,691.00

14,892

10,539.00

921,186

3,518.00

257,070

29,324.00

1,340,852

62,092.00

56. Advertising Space. Advertising space let during the year was 10,047 square feet to a total value of $401,185.46.

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STAFF

57. The establishment of the railway as at 31st March, 1967 was as follows:

186 Pensionable officers

481

667

Non-pensionable officers

There was an increase of 16 from the previous year.

A total of 18 officers retired during the year after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 8 to 36 years.

     58. Mr. I. AGAFUROFF, Treasury Accountant, was posted to the Rail- way on 31st August, 1966, to replace Mr. Li Kwok-ting, B.Sc. (Econ.), Chartered Accountant, who was transferred to the Marine Department on 18th July, 1966. Mr. WONG Lai-sang, Chief Accounting Assistant, acted as Treasury Accountant between 18th July, 1966 and 31st August, 1966.

     59. Mr. CHOf Yat-how was appointed as Assistant Traffic Controller on 1st October, 1966.

STAFF WELFARE

60. The earned leave granted during the year for a total staff of 667 amounted to:

3,942 days vacation leave.

6,482 days casual leave.

IBR

Total sick leave for the year for all kinds of sickness on full and half pay amounted to 977 days and a further 365 days no-pay study leave was granted. Maternity leave totalling 83 days was also approved.

     61. Railway Club. The Railway Club run purely on subscriptions from railway staff, continued to flourish. In March, 1967, there were 368 members.

     62. Film Shows. Film shows have been discontinued this year mainly due to the poor attendance.

63. Sports. The club entered a team in the miniature football com- petition organized by the Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association on July 19, 1966 and in a competition organized by the Kowloon Miniature

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Football Association on December 15, 1966. A Table-Tennis team took part in the Kar Cheung Tournament on September 24, 1966.

64. Education. During the year under review, the Railway Club School continued to function successfully with 260 pupils in seven classes ranging from Junior 1 to Special Form 1. The total number of teaching staff was ten including the Headmaster and one part-time teacher whose enthusiasm contributed in no small measure to the success of the school. The pupils' attendance was good with an average of 98.7%. In the Secondary Entrance Examination held by the Education Department, 16 candidates who were permitted to sit for the 1966 Examination, obtained passes in all subjects and seven of them gained Government allocated places in secondary schools.

The general health of the pupils was satisfactory. Vaccinations and inoculations against epidemic diseases were regularly given to the pupils by arrangement with the Medical and Health Department.

  65. Canteen Facilities. The Club's Canteen continued to provide cheap meals for the lower paid staff and to cater for large parties for Club Members.

  66. Other Social Activities. A picnic organized by the Railway Club to Fanling in December 1966 was enjoyed by a large group of the members and their families. Other social activities had to be curtailed due to limited funds.

GKONG PUBL

14th September, 1967.

P. H LAM,

General Manager, Railway.

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APPENDIX I

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS

1964-1965

1965-1966

1966-1967

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

C-0. QUANT

Percentage of Passenger Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts Number of Passenger Journeys

Goods Receipts

Tons of Goods Hauled...

Route Kilometrage-Operated

Gross Railway Receipts

Railway Operating Revenue

Railway Operating Expenditure

|Nett Operating Revenue

Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway Operating Revenue

Capital Investment

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

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts...

36

$13,288,745 $12,612,266 $ 7,022,943 $ 5,589,323

K

55.68

$54,178,768

$

T

10.32

350,341

195,082

$ 6,876,856

$

51.75

8,884,101 $ 5,679,801

42.74

718,336

36

$15,266,791 $14,558,339 $ 8,470,751 $ 6,087,588

58.18

$54,784,670

36

$16,266,163 $15,530,859 $ 9,296,473 $ 6,234,386

59.86

$55,714,005

11.11

11.19

$ 431,413

$ 258,235

$ 404,398

GA GA GA

$

235,299

$ 7,455,399

48.83

9,513,395

$ 7,038,352

46.10

895,066

$ 7,291,103

44.82

9,473,899

$ 8,149,529

50.10

1,044,151

...

Revenue from Other Sources

1964-65

1965-66

1966-67

Rentals

$272,997

$277,028

$314,396

Incidentals

$ 15,261

$ 19,372

$ 15,559

Central Mechanical

Workshop Services

..$ 55,609

$ 64,588

Advertising..

. $382,408

$411,714

$ 90,227

$401,185

Sale of Surplus and Condemned Stores

18.

...$ 5,813 $ 338 $ 4,164

Percentage of Revenue from Other Sources to Gross Railway

Receipts

$

732,088

$

GA

5.51

773,040

5.06

$ 825,531

5.08

...

15

REFERENCE LIBRARY

URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1967

APPENDIX II

1965-66

Expenditure

1966-67

1965-66

$

$

$

$

$

$

Traffic Expenses

874,351

Traffic Running Expenses Traffic Salaries and

1,825,282 2,699,633

General Expenses

912,152

1,836,352

7,455,399

7,038,352

Maintenance

1,485,988

2,667,612

Mechanical

4,153,600

Ways & Structures

983,$03

ΑΝΟΙ

2,748,504 64,588 14,558,339 Workshop Services

Revenue

1966-67

$

$

Passenger Services Goods Services

7,291,103

8,149,529

90,227 15,530,859

4,707,590

Rainstorm Damage Contribution to Renewals

193,237

1,617,518

Fund

1,647,142

8,470,751

9.296,473

6,087,588

Gross Operating Profit C/F}

6,234,386

14,558,339

15,530,859

16

14,558,

15,530,859

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED

MARCH, 1967

1965-66

Expenditure

1966-67

1965-66

Revenue

1966-67

$

$

$

$

$

Administrative & General

Expenses & Salaries,

Including charges for

708,114,

Medical & Dental

783,809

776,000

Services

806,851

Amortization of Rehabili-

338

708,452

6,087,588 Gross Operating Profit Rents & Incidental Revenue.. Proceeds of Sales of Surplus| Stores & Equipment

6,234,386

731,140

4,164

735,304

tation Loan

776,000

Loss on disposal of Fixed

27,791

Assets

477,677

Contribution in lieu of

$74,227

Rates & Duty

621,101

864,987

Interest

601,078

51,118

Stores charges

68,810

Demolition of Lo Wy

45.000

3,122,932

Station

3,351,517|

Nett Profit Transferred

3,673,108 Appropriation Account

6,796,040

1965-66

$

3,618,173

6,969,690

7040]

PROFIT & LOSS APPROPRIATION ACCOUNT YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1967

IES

Nett Profit B/Fwd. from

6,969,690

965-66

1966-67

$

3,673,108

1,411

9,391,314

9,391,314

Surplus C/Fwd. to Balance Sheet

Profit & Loss Account Transfer from Renewals Fund, Surplus B/Fwd. from

3,618,173

13,009,487

5,716,795

previous year

9,391,314

13,009,487

9,391,314

13,009,487

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARCH, 1966 AND 1967

APPENDIX III

31st March, 1966

$

8,146,205

3,599,937

1,460,193

$

Fixed Assets

OH

ASSETS

Land and Formation

Tunnels

162,285

10,000

1,282,829

1,540,261

3,466,303

Bridges

Line Protection

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches

Buildings

2,088,387 33,028,270

Plant

Rolling Stock

54,784,670

Current Assets

12,454

105,548

Cash

Advances and Sundry Debtors

Workshop Manufacturing Account (formerly Suspense

410

Account, Railway Workshop)

...

118,412

54,903,082

31st March, 1967

$

8,228,391

3,599,937

1,460,193

162,285

10,000

1,702,392

1,540,261

3,662,185

2,074,532

33,273,829

55,714,005

39,036

104,246

1.635

144,917

55,858,922

LIABILITIES

807,400

11,456,377

Funds Provided by Government Balance of Rehabilitation Loan Investment Account

31,400

7,588,791

12,263,777

7,620,191

13,968,002 19,171,599

9,391,314

Funds Provided by Railway Operations Amortization of Rehabilitation Loan Renewals Fund for Plant & Rolling Stock' Profit & Loss Appropriation Account

14,744,002

20,408,525

13,009,487

42,530,915

48,162,014

31,262

77,128

Current Liabilities

Due to Other Railways Miscellaneous Deposits

31,262

45,455

108,390

54,903,082

76,717

55,858,922

17

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

APPENDIX IV

PART I

Current Year

Previous Year

(April 1966

March 1967)

Percentage of

Total Total Total

Revenue

Kinds of Tickets Used

Passenger

Journeys

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Pas- Pas- Pas- senger senger senger Jour- Kilo- Reve- neys metres

nue

$

$

Ordinary:

463,485.28 First...

241,154 4,871,288

445,538.04

2.55

2.94

6.11

681,645.87

Second

524,956

9,974,164

660,374.15

5.54 6.03

9.06

4,149,649.60

Third

4,818,373

54,695,255

3,926,800.80

50.86 33.06

53.86

Government:

45,904.70

First..

23,224

346,360

52,338.40

0.24

0.21

0.72

133,529.10 Second

93,107

1,675,926

164,916.25

0.98

1.01

2.26

188,021.56

Third

198,037

3,600,266

236,125.15

2.09

2.18

3.24

Excursion:

3,568.27

First...

3,377

84,064

6,108.46

0.04

0.05

.08

26,763.38

Second

29,985

959,952

46,056.37

0.32

0.58

.63

5,352.75

Third

9,115

300,795

9,162.72 0.10

0.18

.12

33,186.50

Platform Tickets

50,319

25,159.50

0.53

.35

76,178.55

Excess Fares

49,817.30

.68

Season & Monthly Tickets:

47,460.00

First...

35,880

115,280

43,672.50 0.38

0.07

.60

191,349.80

Second

235,040

5,170,885

190,868.90 2.48

3.12

2.62

696,061.18

Third

1,245,280

37,395,956

681,542.20 13.14 22.60

9.35

691,865.00

Scholar Tickets

1,957,000

46,011,047

729,992.50 20.66 27.81

10.01

21,377.50

Golfing Tickets

9,052

271,560

22,630.00

(A) 7,455,399.04

Total-Part I.

9,473,899 165,472,798 (B)7,291,103.24

0.09

100.00

0.16

100.00

.31

100.00

6,747,386.54 708,012.50

(A) 7,455,399.04

Public

6,465,962.19

Government

825,141.05

(B)7,291,103.24

19

Previous

Year

PASSENGER SERVICE

PART II

APPENDIX IV-Contd.

Current Year

(A

1966

-

March 1967)

Percentage of

Inward

Number of

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

or

Passenger

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Outward

Carried

Pas-

Reve- Number senger Carried Kilo- nue metres

$

$

Passenger Service

610,692.05

Inward

333,254

11,865,273 -474,316.95 3.52

7.17

6.50

Bookings to and from Lo Wu

725,182.00

Outward

346,072 12,091,420 563,920.60 3.65 7.31

7.73

33,186.50

Platform Tickets

50,319

25,159.50

.53

.35

3,064,591.99

Bookings to and from Stations other than Lo Wu

3,021,746.50

7,455,399.04

Total ...

BRAK

Inward

4,369,656

70,622,091 3,116,600.85

46.12

42.68

42.75

utward

4,374,598

70,894,0143,111,105.34

46.18 42.84 42.67

9,473,899 165,472,798 7,291,103.24 100.00 100.00 100.00

Previous Year

ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

PART I GOODS SERVICE (GOODS)

Current Year(April 1966 -- March 1967)

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Number of Kilograms

carried

$

General Merchandise

4,649,147.20 Invoiced to and from

Inward 1,039,940,430 37,437,855,480

Invoiced to and from

7,600.55

15,222.80]

Stations other than

Lo Wu

Outward

Inward

Outward

Kilogram Kilometres

Revenue

$

5,512,452.60 99.60 99.66

67.64

2,617,000 94,212,000

38,216.40 .25

.25

.47

496,101 13,394,727 1,097,296 18,453,677

5,192.50 .05 .04

.06

10,293.30 .10

.05

.13

APPENDIX V

Percentage of

Kilo

Kilo- |

grams gram Reve- Car- Kilo- nue ried metres

(A)4,690,347.05

Total Part I

4,690,347.05

(A)4,690,347.05

EBLIC

1,044,150,827| 37,563,915,884 (B)5,566,154.80100.00 100.00 68.30

Public

Government

5,566,154.80

(B)5,566,154.80

20

Percentage of

Reve-

Revenue

nue

$

1,514,392.93

18.58

14,184.75

.17

595.20

.01

934,522.60

11.47

2,855.70

.04

116,823.60

1.43

2,583,374.78|

31.70

8,149,529.58|

100.00

Previous Year

Revenue

$

Particulars

1,363,675.57 Handling Receipts

18,935.75 Baggage & Specie 1,851.55 Parcels

PART II · Goods ServiCE (OTHER) [

Current Year (April 1966 · March 1967)

BRARIES

901,374.40 Carriage & Animals

3,146.10 Lavatories

59,021.90 Postal

Part II

Total

Part I & II...

2,348,005.27 Total 7,038,352.32

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE (APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

Classification

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

Rail-Bus Kilometrage

1965-66

1966-67

1965-66

1966-67

Passenger

476,069.32

475,148.97

Train

Goods...

123,321.80

138,999.89

Kilo-

metrage

Military Special

94.93

69.19

Ballast Train

3,140.80

9,676.55

2,248.00

3,145.00

Total Train Kilometrage...

602,626.85

623,894.60

2,248.00

3,145.00

Train Kilometrage

602,626.85 623,894.60

Loco.

Kilo-

Light Engine ...

11,864.77

20,255.72

metrage

Shunting Engine

47,581.34

50,331.12

Total Locomotive Kilometrage

662,072.96

694,481.44

APPENDIX VII

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

Previous Year

1965-66

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

Current Year 1966-67

$289,244.69 $ 144.43

$

0.47 2,002.6635

3.31

1. Total cost of diesel oil for main line running... $335,445.89

2. Average cost per ton

3. Cost per engine kilometrage

4. Total weight of diesel oil for main line

running (ton)

5. Weight per engine kilometrage in kg.

155.1517 6. Total weight of diesel oil for shunting (ton)

3.31

7. Weight per shunting kilometrage in kg.

$

153.26

$

0.52

2,188.7374

3.45

170.9758

3.45

21

APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

Previous Year 1965-66

4,850.00

Current Year 1966-67

1. Total weight of crank case oil (gal.)

1.057

香港

2. Weight per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

6,343.00

兵圖

1.237

Previous Year 1965-66

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

APPENDIX IX

Current Year 1966-67

47,424.78

0.443

1. Average cost of repair per locomotive per

annum

2. Average cost of repair per engine km.

...

50,098.61

C

(Labour & Material only)

0.513

9,074.08

3. Average cost of repair per passenger car per

annum

10,998.53

421.82

4. Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

annum

454.03

0.0280 5. Average cost of crank case oil per engine km.

for diesel electric locomotives

3.826 6. Average cost of crank case oil for diesel

electric locomotive per gal.

0.0352

3.85

2223

APPENDIX X

Engine Number

2

Engine Type

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK

(APRIL 1966

MOTIVE POWER

MARCH 1967)

3

4

5

6

8

9 | 10

11 12

13

14 15

16

17

22

18 | 19 | 20 | 21

23

24

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded)

Number of Drivers

Fuel Oil

Diesel Electric Locomotives

DNOH

NG KONG

10 20

Cooling Water-

Sand

Bogie Centres

Driving Wheel Diameter

Bogie Rigid Wheel Base

Length over Head Stocks

Height over Rail Level

Width over Handrails

Gear Ratio

tons!

8 770 158 170 1.G. I.G. I.G.

51 General Motors

32

521

G12-1125 H.P. D15❘ 71 12-567C

53 General Motors 54 G12-1310 H.P. 55 12-567C

56 General Motors

12 cub. 26'-6" 40" | 8′-0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′|9′-2′′| 63/14|| feet

Maximum Permissible Speed

Total Stock at the Beginning of the year

Total Stock at the end of the year

Reductions during the year

Additions during the year

Average Age of Class

D12 | 72

tons

8 770 138 170 I.G. I.G. I.G.

12 cub. 26'-6" 40" | 8′-0′′ 44′′-6′′ 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14 62 feet

I.P.H.

Maximum Tractive Effort

Continuous Tractive Effort

62

M.P.H.

N

T

2

11 yrs.

& 8

months

39,760

lbs. 25% adhesion

28,000

lbs.

نیا

3

9 yrs.

& 8

months

40,320

lbs. 25% adhesion

29,300

Ibs.

w

M.P.H.

5 yrs.

& 7

months

66,050

lbs. 30%

adhesion

50,520

lbs.

-

1

M.P.H.

9

months

66,153

lbs. 30%

adhesion

50,520

1bs.

8 1

9

98.3 12 664 166 174.3 12 cub. 37'-0" 40" 12'-2" 56'-8" 13′-0′′ /63/14 62 feet

I.G. I.G. I.G.

16-567C

57 G16-1800 H.P. D29 58

tons

General Motors

59 G16-1800 H.P. D32 98.512 625 166 1756 cub. 37'-0" 40" 12′-2′′ 56'-8′′ 13'-0" 9′-3" 63/14 62 16-567C 1.G. I.G. I.G. feet

tons

23

24

14

1

Classification

ROLLIN

Ja

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

KON

G PUB

Average Tare

of each Class

(ton)

3

5

Seating

(Passenger)

Capacity

Total Stock at the

Beginning of

the year

Additions during the

year

Reductions during the

year

APPENDIX XI

6

7

8

Total Stock

at the end of the year

Total Seating

(Passenger)

Capacity

Ton

Cwt.

First Class Carriage

42

First Class Carriage

47

First Class Compartment Carriage 49

Second Class Carriage

38

Second Class Carriage

38

Second Class Carriage

37

Third Class Carriage

35

Third Class Carriage

35

18

Third Class Carriage

Third Class Carriage

44

3350212863

64

64

64

48

54

64

128

108

122

120

72312×+^==

72312649-

448

128

192

48

108

512

512

9

972

11

1,342

11

1,320

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

36

3

50

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

41

19

69

foo

u

4

+

200

5

345

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

45

18

67

3

3

201

70

70

6,328

25

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-GOODS WAGONS

1

2

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

3 A

H

APPENDIX XII

Classification

Overall

Length of

Wagon

Average Tare

of Each Class

5

6

7

8

9

Carrying

Capacity

Total Stock

begiming

the year

at the

Additions during the

year

Reductions during the

year

Total Stock

at the end of the year

Carrying

Capacity

Total

Ton

Cwt.

Ton

Ton

Tank, oil (10,000 gals. of water)

Flat 40 Ton

41'-1"

21 19

442

7

7

3114

Flat 45 Metric Ton

37'-10" 14

45'-0" 17

6

40

1

12

Flat 80 Ton

32'-0" 27 13

23

45

10

80

Low sided open 46

Metric Ton

45'-0"

18

12

45.

10

High sided open 45

Metric Ton

45'-0"

19 12

442

25

Covered 30 Ton

35'-0" 15 7

30

Covered 40 Ton

37'-10" 18 14

40

Covered 44 Metric Ton

40'-0"

20 0

130(B)

共國

Well 50 Ton

32'-0"

25 12

50

...

Cattle Wagon

45' 0"

44

Brake Van 10 Metric Ton

35'-

| − | | | | | - | | |

10

450

2

160

10

453

25

1,110

1

30

49

81

3,564

1

50

5

220

19

3

10

5

50

198

51 147 6,399

Note: (A) Temporary converted to 3rd class passenger cars

(B) 5 converted to mail wagons and 4 to Army ration wagons.

26

26

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

(APRIL 1966 - March 1967)

APPENDIX XIII

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Classification

Average Tare of each

Additions

Stock at the

65 Ton Brake-down Crane

10 Ton Locomotive Crane

42

10

1

PUBLIC

beginning of

during the

class

the year

year

Ton

Cwt.

87

1

RT-3 Motor Trolley with Trailer

-

RB-2 Railbus, 6 Cyl. Dodge SAE Rating: 25.35 H.P. Capacity: 55 Passengers

2

18

1

(Trailer)

ARIES

6

6

Reductions

during

the year

Total

Stock at the end of the

year

1

1

1

1

0

400

600

HONG

ات

008

THOUSAND PASSENGERS

491,061

499,138

377,801

397,453

41

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS (IN & OUT)

OUT

IN

共圖

343,680

379,651

331,037

317,324

420,941

405,705

UB

200

1960-61 61-62 62-63 63-64 64-65 65-66 66-67

27

444,113

467,055

333,254

346,072

APPENDIX XIV

28

TOTAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

HONG

KONG

PUBLIC

LIBRARIES

香港

5

3

57/58 58/59 59/60

60/61

共圖書

APPENDIX XV

63/64

64/65 65/66 66/67

61/62 62/63

FINANCIAL YEARS

00

7

APPENDIX XVI

香港.

ONG

KONG

PUBLIC

LIBRA

LOCAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

29

29

3

57/58

58/59 59/60

共圖

60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64

FINANCIAL YEARS

64/65 65/66 66/67

GOODS (IN THOUSAND METRIC TONS)

1,100-

1,000-

900-

800-

700-

600-

500-

KON

APPENDIX XVII

香港公

PUBLIC LIBRA

BRARIES

400-

300-

200-

100-

57/58 58/59

共圖

59/60 60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67

FINANCIAL YEARS

30

31

APPENDIX XVIII

香港公

GROSS REVENUE

共圖

PASSENGERS REVENUE

ONG KONG PUBLI

17

16-

15-

14-

13-

REVENUE (IN $1 MILLION)

URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

REFERENCE LIBRARY

57/58

GOODS REVENUE

HOUSING AUTHORITY

LIBRARY

58/59 59/6060/61, 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 FINANCIAL YEARS

352.915(HK)

S

KOW

(1966/67)

共圖

Hong Kong. Kowloon Railway.

-

Canton

ко

Annual report.

PUBLIC LIB

Re

Element Department

ME.

RIES

-1700-07-

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