九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1967-1968

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ANNUAL

DEPARTMENTAL

REPORTS

1967-68

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HK

$52.9

KOW

GENERAL MANAGER,

RAILWAY

香港

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ONG KONG PUBLIC LIBRARI

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香港中央

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ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT

BY THE

GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

P. H. LAM, I.S.O., B.Sc. (H.K.), M.Sc. (LOND.), D.I.C., C.ENG., M.I.C.E., J.P.

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GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC

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ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS.

WAY AND STRUCTURES

STAFF

Staff WELFARE

APPENDICES

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GENERAL SURVEY

THE 1967-68 financial year closed with a nett profit of only $832,149 compared with $3,618,173 for the previous year. This comparatively poor financial result was due mainly to the large decrease in the movement of merchandise into the Colony in the first six months of the financial year brought about by the political events in China and the civil dis- turbances in Hong Kong. The volume of goods traffic began to increase in October but was still relatively small during the last six months of the year compared with the quantity carried during the same period of the preceding year. The reduction in goods traffic, over 99% of which con- sists of imports from China, is reflected in the following figures:

(a) Gross Railway revenue $12,593,187 was $3,672,976 less than the

all time record of $16,266,163 in 1966-67.

(b) Goods revenue $4,741,719 was $3,407,810 less than the all time

record of $8,149,529 in 1966-67.

(c) Goods tonnage 566,452 was 477,699 less than the all time record

of 1,044,151 in 1966-67.

(d) Number of live pigs by rail from China 814,330 was 217,528 less

than the all time record of 1,031,858 in 1966-67.

      2. The tonnage of goods imported from China was 564,162, a decrease of 45.75% from the previous year. The export tonnage was 1,425, a decrease of 45.55%.

      3. The total number of passengers carried this year was 9,279,192 as against 9,473,899 in the previous year. Conditions in China continued to influence the movement of passengers to and from that country and the number carried was 588,498 compared with 679,326 in 1966-67 (See Appendix XIV). Although the Railway provided train services during the period of unrest when other means of transport were not readily available, there was less travelling generally between Kowloon and the New Territories at that time. This has affected the number of local passengers for the year which was 8,690,694 compared with 8,794,573 for the previous year (See Appendix IV). The upward trend of local traffic, however, was resumed after the disturbances began to subside and the number of passengers conveyed during the last six months of the year

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(October-March) was 4,933,202 compared with 4,856,875 for the cor- responding period last year.

4. The Railway in common with many other Government Depart- ments had to cope with its own particular problems during the communist confrontation. It is pleasant to record that none of the Railway staff went on strike and it was possible to maintain normal train services even at the height of the disturbances. Brief disruptions of traffic occurred, however, when bombs were found on the Railway property and, pending their disposal, some of the services had to be temporarily suspended in order to ensure the safety of the passengers. Altogether 38 bombs were planted, of which 9 were real and 29 simulated.

  5. From 21st July, 1967 to 15th October, 1967, the two last north- bound trains terminated their journeys at Sheung Shui instead of Lo Wu due to lack of passengers to and from the latter station at night time.

6. The new Railway Workshops at Ho Tung Lau, Sha Tin, and the new running and carriage washing sheds at Hung Hom were nearing completion at the close of the year. It is expected that these installations will be brought into operation in the early part of the next financial year.

  7. The staff worked well and remained loyal during the civil dis- turbances. The locomotive crews and the staff stationed at Lo Wu, in particular, were subjected to extra strain and many officers worked considerable overtime, sometimes under adverse conditions. They are to be commended for the willingness and efficiency with which they carried out their duties.

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TRAFFIC

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8. Traffic earnings for the year under review showed a decrease of 23.82% from the previous year. Comparative figures are given below:

1966-67 $15,440,632

1967-68 $11,763,333

Decrease $3,677,299

9. Passenger Traffic. For the reasons stated in paragraph 3 of this Report, local passenger journeys decreased by 1.18%, and non-local journeys by 13.37%.

  10. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1967, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 12th October, 1967, 30 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

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days, 102,484 and 55,335 passengers respectively (excluding season, monthly and scholar ticket holders) were carried.

        11. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 12th June, 1967, 22 special trains in addition to the normal service were run to and from the New Territories to transport spectators to the Dragon Boat Races held at Yuen Chow Tsai in Tai Po. On that day, 56,595 passengers were carried to all stations.

12. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 18th September, 1967, 16 special trains for Tai Po Market were added to the normal daily train services for the picnickers in the New Territories. On that day, 57,008 passengers were conveyed to all stations.

13. On 30th January, 1968, the First 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 59,280 passengers was carried to all stations. The figures for passenger traffic, showing the number of journeys and the revenue, appear in Appendix IV.

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       15. Goods Traffic. For the reasons stated in paragraph 1 of this Report, there was a substantial decrease in goods traffic during the year resulting in lower revenue. Comparative figures are as follows:

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Carriage of general

merchandise

Other goods services

1966-67

1967-68

Decrease

Percentage

Decrease

$5,566,155

$3,740,479

$1,825,676

32.80

(1,044,151)

(Metric tons)

(566,452) (Metric tons)

(477,699)

45.75

(Metric tons)

(carriage of animals,

handling charges, etc.).......

$2,583,374

Total goods revenue

$1,001,240

$1,582,134

61.24

$3,407,810 41.82

$8,149,529 $4,741,719

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

...

Apples Bars, steel

Beans

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Beer

Candies

Canned goods

     Cardboard Caustic soda

Chemicals Chestnuts

17,832 metric tons

9,175

4,381

8,969

1,895

""

"

6,847

"

6,722

""

2,550

2,567

""

2,639

""

"

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Chinaware

Chinese medicine Coal

Cotton piece goods

Cotton yarn

Earthenware

Eggs

Enamelware

Fish, frozen

Furniture

Glass sheets

Glassware

Ironware

Iron wire

:

:

1,816 metric tons

2,708

2,689

15,631 2,394

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1,009 29,323

99

1,389

""

""

2,614 3,067

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""

""

""

1,203 2,876

""

""

""

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3,235

""

37

2,516

"

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13,625

"

1,609

""

""

9,320

""

"

Paper

Pears

Meat, frozen

Meat, preserved Newsprint

Oil, rape seed Onions. Oranges

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8,926 1,138 14,243

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""

"

...

10,121 21,321

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Potatoes Poultry, frozen Poultry, live Pressed wood

Roofing felt

Shoes

...

...

6,223 " 1,781 2,487 2,937

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"

"

1,351

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1,343

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Soap

Soda

Stationery

Tiles

1,304

""

19

1,050 2,141

""

19

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Timber

7,112 *2,649

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""

Turnips

2,099

39

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Vegetables, fresh

Vegetables, preserved

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15,562

1,153

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Water melon seeds

1,283

Wine

2,720

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  17. The figures of livestock imported by rail for the same period are as follows:

Buffaloes

Cows

2,468 Head

41,979

Goats ... Pigs

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648

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814,330

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  18. A total of 3,161 cold storage wagons was sent over to the British Section by the Chinese Section, containing the following goods:

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No. of wagons

Description of goods

9

Bamboo root shoots

71

Chestnuts

:

960

Eggs

Weight in metric tons

126 1,411 15,659

121

Fish

932

Fresh fruits

2,614 17,694

4

Lotus roots

77

596

Meat

13,625

1

Onions

18

36

Potatoes

890

86

Poultry

1,781

20

Prawns

428

20

Sundries

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452

20

Turnips

285

Vegetables...

408

:

3,161

3,635

58,818

      19. During the year under review, among the goods transported to China by rail were 696 metric tons of personal effects, 72 metric tons of sewing machines, 29 metric tons of diplomatic belongings and 29 metric tons of newspapers.

20. 3,975 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with 3,856 metric tons in the preceding year, were conveyed by rail to China for the Post Office. This amount was distributed fairly evenly over the whole

year.

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

22. Operation. Train punctuality was satisfactory and there was a marked improvement over the preceding year. Had it not been for the bomb incidents along the line during the period of unrest, the results would have been much better.

Trains on time

Trains delayed for less than 5 minutes Trains delayed for 5 minutes and over

Total No. of passenger trains run...

No. of scheduled passenger trains

Percentage

10,376

83.50

1,172

9.43

879

7.07

12,427

100.00

23. A total of 3,766 special trains was run during the year as against 4,606 in the previous year, a decrease of 840 or 18.24%. Details are as follows:

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Up

Down

Total

Goods (loaded)

1,261

1,261

Goods (empty)

1,033

1,033

Passenger

236

228

464

Passenger (empty)

357

365

722

Military

1

2

Ballast trains

134

134

268

Trial trains

8

8

16

1,769

1,997

3,766

  24. Fares and Rates. There was no revision of fares and goods rates during the year.

  25. Accidents. The following railway_accidents occurred during the period under review

Trespassers injured by trains

Trespassers killed by trains

...

Trespasser found dead on railway premises

Passengers injured by trains

Staff injured on duty

Derailment of a passenger train

Derailment of a goods train

Derailment of a light engine

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ACCOUNTS

  26. The Gross Operating Profit for the year was $2,120,752 represent- ing a decrease of 65.98% as compared with the figure of $6,234,386 in the previous year. This was due to a large drop in Gross Operating Receipts- Passenger Traffic Receipts decreasing by 3.70%, i.e. from $7,291,103 in 1966-67 to $7,021,614 in 1967-68, and Goods Traffic Receipts decreasing by 41.82%, i.e. from $8,149,529 in 1966-67 to $4,741,719 in 1967-68. Notwithstanding the reduction in Traffic Receipts, the Gross Operating Expenses increased by 4.54% from $9,296,473 in 1966-67 to $9,718,674 in 1967-68. This was largely due to the fact that the availability of rolling stock remained at approximately the same level as last year and the same amount of maintenance was, therefore, required. Other factors were staff increases, higher salaries and the additional expenditure incurred in repairing damage to the permanent way steel bridges caused in previous years by corrosive discharge from the Chinese cold storage wagons. The Nett Profit transferred to the Appropriation Account amounted to $832,149, a decrease of $2,786,024 (77.00%) from the previous year.

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27. Increases in fixed assets during the year included $143,585 for the construction of an additional loop line at Lo Wu, $284,270 for the length- ening of platforms and erection of new shelters at several stations, and $95,244 for the provision of additional equipment for the Railway Workshops.

       28. 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 under private treaty grant for railway use. No charge for the use of land is borne by the Railway Accounts.

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

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

30. All locomotives, rolling stock, electrical and mechanical equip- ment, machinery and plant were maintained to a good standard during the year.

31. Locomotives. Forty 5,000 mile inspections, twenty-seven 10,000 mile inspections, ten 30,000 mile inspections, four 60,000 mile inspections and one 120,000 mile inspection were performed on the nine diesel electric locomotives. Sixteen chrome-plated cylinder liners were fitted to locomotive No. 58 and their performance is being closely watched. The merits of chrome-plating used liners as against using step-sized pistons have recently been stressed by many Australian railway authori- ties. Apart from the savings achieved by retaining the standard-sized pistons, it is claimed that the life of the chrome-plated liner is at least twice that of the cast iron liner. If the experiment proves to be satisfactory, the use of chrome-plated liners will be adopted as standard practice in future. Locomotives Nos. 52 and 57 had their wheels turned. The harmonic balancer of locomotive No. 53 was rebuilt with new spring packs. Twenty- one traction motors were overhauled. Locomotive No. 54 had all the low tension wires renewed and was fitted with re-bored cylinder liners and oversized pistons.

      32. The availability factor of the diesel electric locomotives was 90.47% compared with 86.11% in the previous year. Higher availability of locomotives was achieved in coping with a special requirement for one extra locomotive to stay at Lo Wu Station at all times for shunting duties.

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33. The maintenance cost of the diesel electric locomotives rose from $0.513 to $0.547 per km. The slight increase was due to the higher labour cost involved in the implementation of a more effective programme of preventive maintenance.

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

(a) Carriages Nos. 109, 117, 200, 208, 210, 214, 302, 304, 320, 328,

332, 334, 337, 338, 341 and 349.

(b) Wagons Nos. 20450, 20452, 45104, 45152, 45153, 45400, 45401, 45402, 45404, 45408, 45419, 45445, 45454, 45464, 45477, 45480, 45482, 45487, 45494, 45800, 45801, 45803, 45804, 45805 and 45806.

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

Carriages Nos. 110, 112, 204, 308, 310, 312, 313, 316, 319, 324, 325, 330, 336, 339, 340, 342 and 350.

  36. Cattle wagon No. 45151 was converted to a flat wagon and renumbered 45110.

  37. Electrical Work. All electric lighting, power signals and other electrical equipment on the railway were maintained to a good standard. Five additional mercury discharge lamps were installed at Lo Wu Station to provide adequate lighting for a newly constructed loop line. Fluorescent lights were provided for the rain shelters at Yau Ma Tei, University and Sheung Shui Stations. Additional loud-speakers were fitted to the public address systems at Sha Tin, Sheung Shui and Lo Wu stations to meet the requirements of the Traffic Section.

  38. Work done for other Government Departments. A large amount of work was done for other departments of Government. The more important items included the manufacture of 152 iron castings, 20 phosphor bronze castings, 50 bronze castings, 20 aluminium castings, 84 antimonial lead. castings, 2 hot water cylinders, 7 sea water strainers, 7 sea water impellers, 120 metal clamps, 2 fuel tanks, 1 set of night depository equipment, 2 sets of coin-sorting table with trolley, 51 change boxes and the repair of 179 items of hospital equipment.

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39.

Statistics:

(a) The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.40 kgs. per engine km compared with 3.45 per engine km in the previous year. The decrease was attributable to the lighter train loads of goods traffic throughout the year.

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

WAY AND STRUCTURES

40. Maintenance. Way and structures were maintained to a good standard during the year. Though there was no material damage to way and structures as a result of the disturbances, an additional burden of work was placed on the maintenance staff since intensified patrolling of the line for some 16 hours each day had to be maintained for a period of approximately five months.

41. During the year under review, corrosive discharge from the cold storage wagons of the Chinese Section continued to be the main factor which caused damage to all metallic components of the track, signalling systems and bridges. Efforts made in the previous year to improve the situation were continued. Due, however, to a lack of positive response from the Chinese Section, discussions on how to improve the cold storage wagons virtually stopped, and the measures taken were confined to the renewal of critically corroded component parts only and tests to find the most effective kind of protection for these parts. Of these tests, covering the metallic parts with an epoxy resin and tar surface coating, following very thorough preparation of the surface by sand-blasting, appeared to be the most satisfactory. However, in view of the fact that the number of cold storage wagons received into the British Section during the year under review was reduced by more than half compared to the year 1966-67, it is too early to conclude that the test was a complete success, although the coating was found to be definitely superior to ordinary paints.

42. Track. The following works were done during the year:

(a) The main line track was maintained to a good standard. All fishplates were carefully inspected and greased. Some 1,189

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lengths of 95-lb. rails, 6,582 cubic yards of stone ballast and

7,506 sleepers were renewed during the year.

(b) Badly corroded or worn track components were renewed wherever necessary. During the year, some 1,536 pairs of fishplates, 7,381 fishbolts and 14,635 dogspikes were replaced and 45,480 Macbeth spikes were used in the main line inside Beacon Hill Tunnel and

on 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 101 and 11 were adjusted by adzing.

(d) The expansion gaps of the rail joints in the main line from the north face of Beacon Hill Tunnel to Mile 61, at the north point of University Station and on the curve at Mile 21 were adjusted. A total of 4,320 rail anchors was added or replaced along the line.

(e) Four turnouts were renewed at Kowloon, University, Tai Po Kau and Tai Po Market Stations and four crossings at Kowloon, Sha Tin and Tai Po Market Stations. One additional crossover was installed between No. 3 and Praya Roads at Hung Hom.

  43. Formation and Line Protection. The embankments and cuttings along the line were well maintained. Some 3,600 sq. yards of stone pitching on the sea walls between University and Tai Po Kau Stations were re-pointed, 5,640 cubic yards of earth were sent out by ballast trains to repair the shoulders of embankments along the line, and some 1,170 linear feet of cement concrete channel were constructed at Mile

at Hung Hom.

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44. Signalling. The gantries, brackets and arms of all signals along the line and the point indicators of all points were overhauled and painted. Badly corroded component parts were renewed where necessary.

  45. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in good order.

46. Bridges. Work on bridges was concerned mainly with:

(i) renewal or strengthening of corroded components on steel bridges; (ii) strengthening of the old masonry bridges; and

(iii) application of a protective coating to parts of steel bridges subject

to attack by corrosive discharge.

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The following works were carried out on bridges:

(a) Major overhauls were done to steel Bridges Nos. 6 and 20 and minor repairs to Bridge No. 5. The work included the renewal of a total of 10,556 corroded rivets, strengthening or renewal of some of the structural parts and repainting of the bridges. On these three bridges, the parts subject to severe attack by corrosive discharge were covered with an epoxy resin surface coating after preparing the surface by sand-blasting. The total area protected amounted to 12,840 square feet.

(b) The cracked stone arches with spans ranging from 10 feet to 30 feet on Bridges Nos. 11, 13 and 17 were repaired by constructing additional cast in situ reinforced concrete arches underneath the existing ones.

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(c) Bridge No. 23 with 10 feet span arch was strengthened with precast reinforced concrete slabs spanned over the arch and supported by concrete templates rested on the existing abutments. (d) Two steel bridges in Wo Hop Shek Siding and steel Bridges Nos. 10, 12, 15A, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 were inspected and repainted.

(e) Some 175 worn sleepers on Bridges Nos. 9 and 20 were renewed.

47. Road Level Crossings.

(a) The timber deckings for the road level crossing at Mile 19 were renewed with provision for future road widening in the crossing. All the rails, fastenings, sleepers and ballast were also renewed. (b) The railway tracks in the road level crossings at Miles 9 and 131 and at Fanling and Sheung Shui Stations were packed and rotten timber deckings and defective fastenings were renewed.

48. Station Yards and Platforms.

(a) At Kowloon Station, 1,150 square yards of meter car-park area were converted into a goods yard at No. 8 Road, and 3,200 sq. yards of the station platform were resurfaced with bituminous sand carpet.

(b) At Sheung Shui, 1,580 sq. yards of the station platform were

resurfaced with bituminous sand carpet.

(c) At Tai Po Kau, 400 sq. yards of the station yard were surfaced

with cement concrete for car parking.

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  49. Station Buildings. The station buildings at Yau Ma Tei, Sheung Shui and Wo Hop Shek, Signal Cabins at Yau Ma Tei and Hung Hom, Store Office at Blackheads, and the Locomotive Shed at Lo Wu were overhauled and re-decorated. Corroded mild steel gates and fences in the concourse of Kowloon Station were renewed.

  50. Staff Quarters. The following staff quarters were overhauled and re-decorated:

Wylie Court Quarters, Luen Wan Street Quarters, Platelayers' and Fitters' Quarters at Blackheads, Signalman's Quarters at Hung Hom, Traffic Staff Quarters and Signal Fitters' Quarters at Tai Po Kau and No. 8 Ganghut, Platelayers' Quarters and Running Staff Quarters at Lo Wu.

  51. Typhoon Damage. The following repairs to minor typhoon damage were carried out:

(a)1

Repairs to washouts in embankment at Mile 64.-

(b) Rendering of slopes in cuttings opposite Tai Po Market Station

and at Mile 152.

(c) Repairs to doors and windows of station buildings and staff

quarters at Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei and New Territories.

52. New Works and Improvements.

(a) To cater for more goods wagons, an additional loop line was installed at Lo Wu Station. The work involved the laying of two 1 in 8 turnouts and 1,710 feet of plain track. In order to accom- modate the additional loop line, the 20-foot span double-line steel- girder Bridge No. 37 was widened with precast reinforced concrete slab deckings resting on new mass concrete pier and abutments supported by precast reinforced concrete piles. The existing corroded steel girders were also removed and replaced with similar concrete deckings.

(b) One shelter of 3,200 square feet, two shelters with a total area of 980 square feet and another two with a total area of 1,536 square feet were constructed at Yau Ma Tei, University and Sheung Shui Stations respectively.

(c) To cope with longer trains, platforms at the following stations

were extended during the year:

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(i) At Kowloon Station, No. 3 Road platform was extended by 300 feet and platforms for Nos. 4, 5 and 6 Roads were extended by 200 feet each, making a total length of 1,100 feet for each platform.

(ii) At University Station, the loop line platform was lengthened

by 100 feet to a total length of 1,120 feet.

(iii) At Fanling Station, the main line platform was extended by 90 feet and the loop line one by 170 feet, thus lengthening the platforms to 870 feet and 890 feet respectively.

(iv) At Sheung Shui Station, the platform was lengthened by 200

feet to a total length of 964 feet.

(d) To facilitate handling of goods and improve the flow of vehicular traffic, the roads, loading and turning areas of the yard at Praya Siding at Kowloon Station were surfaced. The work included timber decking of 388 feet of the track in No. 1 Road, 1,147 square yards of tarmacadam surfacing and 850 square yards of cement concrete surfacing.

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(e) To prevent stone throwing at trains, 360 linear yards of chain link wire fence were erected around the South Portal of Beacon Hill Tunnel.

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

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

922,088

3,640.00

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253,599

29,099.00

1,338,283

61,989.00

     54. Advertising Space. Advertising space let during the year was 9,330 square feet to a total value of $296,107.72.

STAFF

55. The establishment of the railway as at 31st March, 1968 was as follows:

189 Pensionable officers

548 Non-pensionable officers

737

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There was an increase of 70 from the previous year.

  9 officers retired during the year after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 16 to 35 years.

  56. Mr. CHOI Yat-how, Assistant Traffic Controller, left the Colony on 13th April, 1967, to undertake a Railway Traffic Apprentice Course with British Railways for 14 months.

STAFF WELFARE

  57. The earned leave granted to officers during the year for the total staff of 737 amounted to:

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3,210 days vacation leave

6,029 days casual leave

  Total sick leave for the year on full and half pay amounted to 1,236 days, 92 days no-pay leave and 102 days maternity leave were also approved.

  58. Railway Club. The Railway Club, run entirely on subscriptions from railway staff, continued to flourish. In March, 1968, there were 380 members.

  59. Sports. The club entered a team in the competition organized by the Kowloon Miniature Football Association in September, 1967. The annual intra-departmental miniature football competition for the cup donated by Mr. WONG U-lam, vice-president of the Club, was won by the Locomotive Section. The Club's representatives took part in the inter-departmental relay races at the annual athletic meetings held by the Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association, the Urban Services Department and the Hong Kong Police.

  60. Education. The Railway Club School continued to function successfully with 265 pupils in seven classes ranging from Junior 1 to Special Form 1. The total number of teaching staff was ten including the Headmaster and two part-time teachers, and their enthusiasm contributed in no small measure to the success of the School. The pupils' attendance was good with an average of 98.8%. Fourteen candidates who were permitted to sit for the 1967 Secondary Entrance Examination held by the Education Department obtained passes in all subjects. Four of them gained government allocated places in Secondary Schools.

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

      61. Canteen Facilities. The Club's canteen continued to provide inexpensive meals for the lower paid staff and to cater for large parties of club members.

27th June, 1968.

P. H. LAM, General Manager, Railway.

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APPENDIX I

1966-1967

1967-1968

1.

Route Kilometrage-Operated

2.

Gross Railway Receipts

3.

Railway Operating Revenue

4.

Railway Operating Expenditure

36

$15,266,791 $14,558,339 $ 8,470,751

5.

Nett Operating Revenue

$ 6,087,588

6.

Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway

Operating Revenue

58.18

7.

Capital Investment

8.

$54,784,670

11.11

9.

$

69

404,398

)..

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

Percentage of Passenger Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

...

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts...

$

235,299

$ 7,455,399

48.83

9,513,395

$ 7,038,352

11.

12.

13.

Number of Passenger Journeys

14.

Goods Receipts

15.

16.

Tons of Goods Hauled...

17.

Revenue from other sources

1965-66

1966-67

1967-68

Rentals

$277,028

$314,396

$336,883

Incidentals

Central Mechanical

$ 19,372

$ 15,559

$ 34,472

Workshop Services

. $ 64,588

$ 90,227

$ 76,093

Advertising...

$411,714

$401,185

$296,108

Sale of Surplus and

Condemned Stores

.$ 338 $ 4,164 $ 86,298

Percentage of Revenue from other sources to Gross Railway

$

18.

46.10

895,066

36

$16,266,163 $15,530,859

$ 9,296,473

$ 6,234,386

59.86

$55,714,005

11.19

$ 431,413

$ 258,235 $ 7,291,103

44.82

9,473,899 $ 8,149,529

50.10

1,044,151

36

$12,593,187 $11,839,426 $ 9,718,674 $ 2,120,752

82.09

$56,263,172

3.76

$ 328,873

$

269,963

$ 7,021,614

55.76

9,279,192

$ 4,741,719

37.65

566,452

773,040 $ 825,531 $ 829,854

Receipts

...

5.06

5.08

6.59

18

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1968

Expenditure

1967-68

1966-67

$

$

Traffic Expenses

APPENDIX II

Revenue

1967-68

1966-67

$

$

$

$

912,152

Passenger Services

7,021,614

7,291,103

1,953,814

2,978,789 1,836,352| 2,748,504

Goods Services

Workshop Services.

4,741,719

8,149,529

76,093 11,839,426

90,227 15,530,859

Traffic Running Expenses 1,024,975

Traffic Salaries and

General Expenses

Maintenance

Mechanical

Way & Structures

1,975,977

3,157,379

1,724,087

Rainstorm Damage

5,133,356 2,983,503|

5,090

4,707,590

193,237

Contribution to Renewals Fund

1,631,250

CO

Less: Accumulated provi- sion in respect of one

motor car sold in

earlier year

...

11,400

1,619,850

Less: Over-provision in respect of plant, etc. disposed of during year.]

18,411

1,601,439

BRA

9,718,674

Gross Operating Profit C/Fj

2,120,752

6,234,386

547,142

9,296,473

11,839,426

15,530,859|

11,839,426

15,530,859

Expenditure

APPENDIX II-Contd.

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1968

Revenue

1967-68

1966-67

1967-68

1966-67

$

$

$

$

$

$

Administrative & General

Gross Operating Profit

2,120,752

6,234,386

Expenses & Salaries

including charges for Medical & Dental

Rents and Incidental

Revenue ..

667,463

731;140

Services

861,681

806,851

12

Amortisation of Rehabilita-

tion Loan...

31,400

776,000

Proceeds of Sales of Surplus Stores

86,298

753,761

4,164

735,304

Loss on disposal of Fixed Assets

Contribution in lieu of

Rates & Duty

528,111

...

Interest

380,539

Stores Charges

63,550

Payment for damage to

other Railways' rolling

stock, etc.

9,049

G PU

477,677|

621,101

601,078

68,810

Expenditure arising out of 1967 Disturbances

168,034

2,042,364

3,351,517

Nett Profit Transferred to Appropriation Account.

832,149

2,874,513

3,618,173

6,969,690

2,874,513

6,969,690

19

PROFIT & LOSS APPROPRIATION ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1968

1967-68

1966-67

1967-68

1966-67

$

$

Surplus C/Fwd. to Balance

Sheet

13,841,636

13,009,487

Nett Profit B/Fwd/from Profit & Loss Account Surplus B/Fwd. from previous year

832,149

13,841,636

13,009,487

13,009,487

13,841,636

3,618,173

9,391,314

13

20

31st March, 1967

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

MARCH,

1967 AND 1968

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARC

$

$

Fixed Assets

ASSETS

8,228,391

3,599,937

Tunnels

1,460,193

162,285

10,000

1,702,392

1,540,261

3,662,185

2,074,532

33,273,829

Land and Formation

Bridges

Line Protection

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches

Buildings

Plant

Rolling Stock

55,714,005

Current Assets

39,036

104,246

1,635

Cash

Advances and Sundry Debtors Workshop Manufacturing Account

144,917

55,858,922

31,400

7,588,791

7,620,191

14,744,002

20,408,525

13,009,487

48,162,014

31,262

45,455

76,717

55,858,922

LIABILITIES

Funds Provided by Government Balance of Rehabilitation Loan Investment Account

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

Current Liabilities

Due to Other Railways Miscellaneous Deposits

::

CO

::

APPENDIX III

$

31st March, 1968

8,228,391

3,599,937

1,460,193

172,024

10,000

$

1,845,977

1,540,261

3,946,456

2,181,246

33,278,687

56,263,172

54,274

84,139

786

139,199

56,402,371

5,758,111

5,758,111

14,775,402 21,979,142

13,841,636

50,596,180

48,080

48,080

56,402,371

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

APPENDIX IV

PART I

Current Year

Previous Year

(April 1967-

March 1968)

Percentage of

Total Total Total

Pas-

Revenue

Kinds of Tickets Used

Passenger

Journeys

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

senger

Pas-

senger senger

Pas-

Jour-

Kilo- Reve-

neys

metres nue

$

$

Ordinary:

445,538.04 First...

184,501 4,095,922

326,575.25 1.99

2.56 4.65

660,374.15

Second

457,354

6,631,633

3,926,800.80

Third

4,707,998

45,833,920

579,036.40 3,841,137.89

4.93

4.14

8.25

50.74

28.64 54.70

Government:

52,338.40 First...

164,916.25

Second

236,125.15

Third

Excursion:

6,108.46

First...

PUB

26,116

684,306

59,630.40

0.28

0.43

0.85

104,308

2,972,778

184,602.85

1.12

1.86

2.63

186,591

5,317,844

221,767.05

2.01

3.32

3.16

2,482

78,183

5,082.70

0.03

0.05

0.07

46,056.37

Second

23,966

754,929

38,120.20

0.26

0.47

0.54

9,162.72

Third

7,441

234,391

7,624.00

0.08

0.15

0.11

25,159.50 Platform Tickets

45,663

22,831.50

0.49

0.33

49,817.30 Excess Fares

46,660.30

0.66

Season & Monthly Tickets:

43,672.50 First..

40,640

132,080

47,262.00

0.44

0.08

0.67

190,868.90

Second

234,720

5,750,640

189,118.95

2.53

3.59

2.69

681,542.20

Third

1,284,360

39,172,980

707,346.85 13.84 24.48

10.08

729,992.50

Scholar Tickets

1,964,840

48,138,580

724,288.10

21.17

30.08

10.32

22,630.00

Golfing Tickets

8,212

250,466

20,530.00

0.09

0.15

0.29

Total-Part I

9,279,192 | 160,048,652 (B)7,021,614.44 | 100.00

100.00

100.00

21

(A) 7,291,103.24

6,465,962.19 825,141.05

(A)_7,291,103.24

...

::

Public

Government

6,193,557.09

828,057.35

(B) 7,021,614.44

22

Previous

Year

PASSENGER SERVICE PART II

APPENDIX IV-Contd.

ΟΣ

ONC

D

Current Year

(April 1967

- March 1968)

Percentage of

$

Pas-

Inward

Number of

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

or

Passenger

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

UB

Outward Carried

Reve- Number senger Carried Kilo- nue metres

Passenger Service

474,316.95

Inward

284,497 10,241,89

Bookings to and from Lo Wu

401,832.45

3.07 6.40

5.73

563,920.60

Outward

304,001

10,944,036 482,418.80 3.28

6.84

6.87

3,116,600.85

Lo Wu

3,111,105.34

7,291,103.24

25,159.50 | Platform Tickets

Bookings to and from stations other than

P

45,663

22,831.50

0.49

0.33

R

4,233,557, 57,063,980 2,976,449.77 45.62 35.65

42.38

T

Outward

Total.

4,411,474 81,798,740 3,138,081.92 47.54 51.11 44.69

9,279,192 | 160,048,652 7,021,614.44 100.00 100.00 100.00

ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

Part I - Goods Service (Goods)

Current Year (April 1967 March 1968.)

Number of Kilograms carried

APPENDIX V

Percentage of

Kilo- | Kilo-

grams gram | Reve-

Kilo- nue

ried metres

Kilogram Kilometres

Revenue

car-

$

(1309,108

6,831,876

8,950,800

564,162,000 20,300)832,000

Previous Year

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

$

General Merchandise

5,512,452.60

Invoiced to and from

Inward

38,216.40

Lo Wu

Outward

1,425,253

5,192.50 (Invoiced to and from

Inward

382,882

10,293.30 Stations other than

Outward

481,600

Lo Wu

(A)5,566,154.80

Total Part I

5,566,154.80

Public

Government

3,710,746.35 99.59 99.67 78.25 21,587.90 0.25 0.25 0.46 3,341.40 0.07 0.03 0.07 4,802.85 0.09 0.05 0.10

566,451,735 20,376,923,784| (B)3,740,478.50 100.00 100.00 78.88

3,740,118.50 360.00

23

(4)5,566,154.80

Previous Year

Revenue

$

UBLIS

Particulars

(B)3,740,478.50

#

PART II - Goods Service (OTHER)

Current Year (April 1967

- March 1968)

Percentage of

Reve-

Revenue

nue

$

839,769.21

17.71

BRARIES

19,644.55

0.42

494.25

0.01

31,966.05

0.67

2,396.15

0.05

106,970.50

2.26

1,001,240.71

21.12

4,741,719.21

100.00

1,514,392.93 Handling Receipts 14,184.75 Baggage & Specie

595.20 Parcels

934,522.60 Carriage & Animals 2,855.70 Lavatories

116,823.60 Postal

2,583,374.78 Total 8,149,529.58 Total

...

...

- Part II

Part I & II.

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE

Classification

(APRIL 1967 - March 1968)

-

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

Rail-Bus Kilometrage

1967-68

1966-67

1967-68

1966-67

Passenger

475,148.97

498,931.57

Goods

Train Kilometrage

138,999.89

90,575.47

Military Special

69.19

Ballast Train

9,676.55

6,703.09

3,145.00

6,667.00

Total Train Kilometrage

623,894.60596,210.13

3,145.00

6,667.00

Train Kilometrage

623,894.60 596,210.13

Locomotive

Light Engine

20,255.72 15,369.17

Kilometrage

Shunting Engine

50,331.12 45,163.05

Total Locomotive Kilometrage

694,481.44 656,742.35

APPENDIX VII

BRARIES

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

D (APRIL 1967

MARCH 1968)

Previous Year

1966-67

$335,445.89

$ 153.26

$

0.52

2,188.7374

3.45

1. Total cost of diesel oil for main line running

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.

170.9758 6. Total weight of diesel oil for shunting (ton)

3.45

7. Weight per shunting kilometrage in Kg.

24

***

Current Year 1967-68

$369,317.96

$

180.20

$

0.60

2,049.4892

3.40 151.3298

3.40

APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1967 - March 1968)

Previous Year 1966-67

6,343.00 1. Total weight of crank case oil (gal.)

1.237 2. Weight per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

Previous Yea

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

(APRIL 1967 - March 1968)

Current Year 1967-68

5,284.00

1.129

APPENDIX IX

0.513

1966-67

$

50,098.61 1. Average Cost of Repair per Locomotive per

annum

D

C

2. Average cost of repair per engine km.

(Labour & material only)

Current Year 1967-68

LIRR

49,898.17

0.547

10,998.53

annum

3. Average cost of repair per passenger car per

13,340.30

454.03

annum

4. Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

...

812.75

0.0352 5. Average cost of crank case oil per engine km.

for diesel electric locomotives

3.85

6. Average cost of crank case oil for diesel

electric locomotive per gal.

...

25

0.0316

3.93

26

Engine Number

Engine Type

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11 12 13 14

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK - MOTIVE POWER

-

(APRIL 1967 MARCH 1968)

Diesel Electric Locorbötives

APPENDIX X

17

| 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

22

23

24

8'-0" 44'-6" 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14, 62

N

~

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded)

Number of Drivers Fuel Oil

Lubricating Oil

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

Maximum ermissible Speed

Total Stock at the Beginning of the year

Additions during the year

Reductions during the year

Total Stock at the end of the year

Average Age of Class

52

51 General Motors]

12-567C

53 General Motors

G12-1125 H.P. D15

71 8 770 138] tons

170

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

12 cub.|26′-6′′| 40" feet

M.P.H.

12 yrs.

& 8

months

Maximum Tractive Effort

54 G12-1310 H.P. D12 | 72 55 12-567C

tons

8 770 138 170 12 cub. 26'-6" 40" 8'-0" 44'-6" 12′-2′′ 9′-2′,63/14| 62 I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

M.P.H.

56 General Motors

57 G16-1800 H.P. D29 58 16-567C

tons

98.3 12 664 166 174.312 cub. 37'-0" 40" 12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 09′-3′′ 63/14) 62 I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

M

3

با

10 yrs.

& 8

months

40,320 | 29,300

Ibs. 25%

lbs.

adhesion

1

3

M.P.H.

6 yrs.

& 7

months

66,050

50,520

Ibs. 30% adhesion

lbs.

General Motors

16-567C

59 G16-1800 H.P. D32 98.5 12 625 166 175 I.G. I.G. I.G.

tons

6 cub. 37′-0′′ 40′′ 12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 13′-0′′ 9′-3" 63/14 feet

62

1

1

M.P.H..

1 yr.

& 9

months

66,153

lbs. 30% adhesion

50,520

lbs.

39,760

lbs. 25% adhesion

Continuous Tractive Effort

28,000

lbs.

27

1

Classification

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

2

(April 1967-

MARCH 1968)

4

5

6

Average Tare

of each Class

(ton)

Seating Capacity

(Passenger)

Total Stock at the

Beginning of the year

Additions during the year

Reductions during the

year

7

Total Stock

at the end of the year

APPENDIX XI

Total Seating Capacity

(Passenger)

Ton

First Class Carriage

First Class Carriage

...

First Class Compartment Carriage... 49

Second Class Carriage

Second Class Carriage

Second Class Carriage

Second Class Carriage

Second Class Carriage

...

Third Class Carriage Third Class Carriage

Third Class Carriage Third Class Carriage

Third Class & Brake Composite Carriage

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

Carriage

Third Class & Brake Composite

± ± 2 £2*www

18

16

13

3353302-2∞10 m

cwt.

64

68(4)

64

64(B)

68(B)

52(A)

54

64

8

128

4

108

9

122

120

6131112∞·

6131112∞+^==

384

68

192

64

68

52

108

8

512

4

512

9

972

11

1,342

11

1,320

3

50

4

200

19

68(A)

5

340

18

67

3

3

201

70

70

6,335

Note: (A) Seating capacity changed.

S

(B) Formerly 1st Class Carriage.

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-GOODS WAGONS

(APRIL 1967 - March 1968)

3

4

6

APPENDIX XII

7

8

9

1

Classification

Tank, oil (10,000 gals. of water) Flat 453 Metric Ton... Flat 45 Metric Ton...

ÔNG PI TE

Overall

Length of Wagon

Average Tare

of Each Class

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

Carrying Capacity

Total

Flat 80 Ton

41'-1" 21 45'-0" 17 45'-0" 19

32'-0"

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton Highsided Open 45 Metric Ton

45'-0" 18

40'-0" 19

45'-0"

19

Covered 30 Ton

35'-0"

15

Covered 443 Metric Ton

40'-0"

20

Well 50 Ton

32'-0"

...

Cattle Wagon

45'-0"

Brake Van 10 Metric Ton

35'-0"

Ton

§ 527-2923 19

Cwt.

Ton

Ton

13

12

12

ANO3202702

19

12 45

441

44

44

44

3 10

:7787280

10

45 7/20

10

44 2/5

30

70-20-3-8-+5

7

3114

10

450

1

44

2

160

10

4534

1 (B)

1

44

25

1,110

1 (X)

1

30

1

80

1

3,520

50

4 (D)

176

50

YET

147

147

6,399

28

Note: (A) Formerly Cattle Wagon. (B) Formerly Covered Wagon.

(C) Please see (B).

(D) Please see (A).

(X) Temporary converted to 3rd class passenger car.

29

1

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

APPENDIX XIII

(APRIL 1967

-

MARCH 1968)

Н

3

Classification

Average Tare of each

Total

Stock at the

Additions

during the

beginning of

Class

year

the year

Ton

Cwt.

65 Ton Brake-down Crane

87

10 Ton Locomotive Crane

42 10

I

2

RT-3 Motor Trolley with Trailer

18

1

(Trailer)

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

IBRARIES

1

共區

5

Reductions

during

the year

Total

Stock at the end of the

year

1

1

4

HON

APPENDIX XIV

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS

(IN & OUT)

THOUSAND PASSENGERS

800-

600-

400-

۱۷

377,801

397,453

343,680

379,651

AW

200-

PIB

OUT

IN

331,037

317,324

420,941

405,705

444,113

46 7;055

333,254 346,072

304,001

284,497

1961/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68

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