九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1968-1969

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HONG KONG

ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT

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GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

P. H. AM, I.S.O., B.Sc. (H.K.), M.Sc. (Lond.), D.I.C., C.ENG., F.I.C.E., M.B.I.M., J.P.

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GENERAL SURVEY.

TRAFFIC

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

WAY AND STRUCTURES

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APPENDICES

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GENERAL SURVEY

THE flow of goods from China, which was checked in 1967, recovered its momentum during the year under review (see Appendix XVII). This is reflected in the earnings for the year which show a considerable improvement over the results attained in the previous financial year, as the following figures indicate:

(a) Gross Railway revenue $14,976,865 was $2,383,678 more than

in 1967-68.

(b) Goods revenue $6,821,346 was $2,079,627 more than in 1967-68. (c) Goods tonnage 819,354 was 252,902 more than in 1967-68.

2. Over 99% of the goods traffic consists of imports from China, which this year reached a total of 817,544 metric tons, 44.91% greater than in the previous year.

3. The export tonnage of goods was 1,132, a decrease of 20.56%. Goods carried to an from stations other than Lo Wu amounted to 679 metric tons.

4. A feature of the traffic by rail has long been the importation of pigs and this year the number was 1,013,336 head, an increase of 199,006 head over the previous year.

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      5. The total number of passengers carried in 1968-69 was 9,649,084 as against 9,279,192 in the previous year, an increase of 3.99%, which established a new record (see Appendix XV). Of these 9,013,994 were local passengers, which was also a new record, (see Appendix XVI) and 635,090 persons travelled to and from China. The increase in local passengers, which represents an increase of 3.72% over the previous year, is a continuation of the upward trend prior to 1967. The movement of non-local passengers, however, is dependent on conditions in China and fluctuates unpredictably (see Appendix XIV).

     6. Passenger journeys for any one day reached a new record of 121,357 on 5th April, 1968, the Ching Ming Festival Day. A large number of passengers was also carried during the Chung Yeung Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Chinese New Year.

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 7. Difficulties have been experienced during the past few years in handling the increasing number of passengers, particularly during rush periods and holidays, and it is apparent that the traffic has reached the maximum that can be carried by a single line with the existing rolling stock. The growth of population in the New Territories and the antic- ipated increase in goods traffic are bound to create further problems, and with a view to providing better facilities, discussions proceeded during the year with the Commissioner for Transport on the possibility of double tracking the railway between Kowloon and Sha Tin and the purchase of additional locomotives and carriages.

 8. The new Railway Workshops at Ho Tung Lau, Sha Tin, the new running shed and the temporary carriage washing shed at Hung Hom were completed and brought into operation in the early part of the year.

 9. Following a decision to proceed with the resiting of the Railway Terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom, detailed planning was undertaken during the year to effect the removal.

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 10. To improve the booking facilities at the Kowloon Terminus, a 'Speed Model' SELF PRINTING ticket and issuing machine manu- factured by Messrs. Bell Punch Company Ltd., London, was installed in the booking office of this busy terminus in May, 1968. This machine has worked successfully throughout the year.

 11. The name of Yau Ma Tei Railway Station was changed to 'Mong Kok' on 31st December, 1968. The occasion was marked by a simple ceremony which was attended by the leading members of the Mong Kok district, Government officials and other guests.

VG PX TRAFFIC

 12. Traffic earnings for the year under review amounted to $14,218,032 showing an increase of 20.87% over the previous year.

Comparative figures are shown below:

1966-67

$15,440,632

1967-68

$11,763,333

1968-69

Increase (1968-69 against

1967-68)

$14,218,032

$2,454,699

 13. Passenger Traffic. Local and non-local passenger journeys increased by 3.72% and 7.92% respectively. The increase in the latter case was mainly due to the very much improved conditions in China.

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14. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1968, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 30th October, 1968, in addition to the daily normal service of 34 trains, 32 and 22 special trains, respectively, were run to facilitate visits to the cemeteries at Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge. On these two days, 121,357 and 74,313 passengers respectively (excluding season and monthly ticket holders) were carried.

15. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 31st May, 1968, 20 special trains, in addition to the normal service, were operated to and from the New Territories to transport spectators to the Dragon Boat Races held at Yuen Chou Tsai in Tai Po. On that day, 66,365 passengers were carried to all stations.

      16. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 6th October, 1968, 21 special trains were added to the normal daily train services for picnickers going to the New Territories. On that day, 61,286 passengers were carried to all stations.

      17. On 20th October, 1968 the train services were strengthened by the addition of 33 special trains for the transportation of spectators to the Tai Po Festival Procession. On that day, the total number of passengers to all stations was 77,059.

      18. On 19th February, 1969, the Third Day of the First Moon of the lunar calendar, which was the peak for railway travel during the Chinese New Year period, a total of 92,348 passengers were conveyed to all stations.

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

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     20. Goods Traffic. There was a substantial increase in goods traffic during the year resulting in higher revenue. Comparative figures are as follows:

Percentage Increase

1966-67

1967-68

1968-69

Increase

(1968-69

against

1967-68)

Carriage of general merchandise... $5,566,155

$3,740,479 (1,044,151) (566,452) (Metric tons) (Metric tons)

$5,505,501

(819,354) (Metric tons)

$1,765,022

(252,902)

47.19

44.65

(Metric tons)

Other goods services (Handling

charges, baggage, parcels, etc.)...

$2,583,374 $1,001,240

Total goods revenue

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

$1,315,845

$6,821,346

$ 314,605

31.42

$2,079,627

43.86

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21. The principal commodities imported by rail into Hong Kong

during the year under review are shown below:

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Apples

Bamboo poles Bars, steel

Beans

Beer

Bean noodles

Candies ... Canned goods Cardboard

Caustic soda

Chemicals

Chestnuts

Chinaware

Chinese medicine

Coal

...

Cotton clothing

Cotton yarn

Cotton piece goods

Eggs

Enamelled ironware

Fish, frozen

Furniture

Glass sheets Glassware

Ironware

Iron wire

Meat, frozen

Meat, preserved Melons Metalware

Newsprint

Oil, cotton seed Oil, rape seed Onions

Oranges

Paper

Paper, toilet Pears

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28,096 metric tons

2,016 27,865 6,973

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12,918

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1,375

19

2,619

9,829

99

""

8,019

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59

5,371

2,023

"

3,277

3,942

5,101

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"

3,643

3,096

59

7,105

19,326

28,609

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""

2,693

2,986

99

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5,412

6,732

4,243

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""

4,683

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"

5,133

17,525

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95

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19

39

2,462 1,046 3,806

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7,697

1,323

13,371

4,979

14,360

18,203 3,398

35,224

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Potatoes Poultry, frozen Poultry, live

10,850 metric tons

4,033

19

>>

...

3,634

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Pressed wood

3,892

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Roofing felt

1,809

32

Shoes

2,681

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Soap

1,212

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Soda

1,196

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Starch

Stationery

Tiles

Timber

Turnips

...

Vegetables, fresh

Vegetables, preserved

1,370

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3,200

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8,685

37

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6,035

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2,113

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91

12,334

99

Water chestnuts

Water melon seeds

Wine

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1,811

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1,116

3,224

3,518

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

Buffaloes Cows Pigs

1,601 head

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38,074 1,013,336

23. A total of 4,261 cold storage wagons travelled to the British Section from the Chinese Section, containing the following goods:

No. of wagons

Description of goods

8

Bamboo root shoots

28

Beer

.f.

88

Chestnuts

936

Eggs

122

Fish

1,475

Fresh fruits

4

Lotus roots

780

Meat

...

12

Melons

1

Onions

33

Potatoes

182

Poultry

34

Prawns

26

Sundries

26

Turnips

506

Vegetables

4,261

Weight in

metric tons

89

PUBLIC

176

1,567

15,297

2,986

...

27,888

62

18,824

176

...

20

773

4,033

775

1,105

493

6,560

80,824

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24. During the year under review, among the goods transported to China by rail were 79 metric tons of sewing machines, 33 metric tons of diplomatic belongings, 28 metric tons of newspapers and 13 metric tons of personal effects.

25. 4,190 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with some 3,975 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.

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

27. Operation. Train punctuality for the year under review was not very satisfactory. This poor result was mainly caused by the imposition of speed restrictions on trains during the construction of the pedestrian subway north of the Sha Tin Railway Station and the repair of the various bridges along the mainline.

No. of scheduled Passenger Trains

Percentage

Trains on time

9,399

75.83

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

1,862

15.02

1,134

9.15

Total No. of passenger trains run

12,395

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 28. A total of 4,113 special trains was operated during the year as against 3,766 in the previous year, an increase of 347 or 9.21%. The number and types of special trains run during the year under review were as follows:

Goods (loaded).

PUB

Goods (empty)

Passenger

Passenger (empty)

Military

Ballast trains

Trial trains

:

Up

Down

Total

1,490

1,490

1,191

1,191

272

260

532

...

354

364

718

3

3

6

87

87

174

1

1

2

1,908

2,205

4,113

 29. Fares and Rates. There was no revision of fares and goods rates in general during the year. From 2.7.68 to 30.8.68, when schools were closed for the summer holidays, special half-fare student tickets

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were introduced for train journeys from Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok to New Territories stations and from New Territories stations to Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok. The response was encouraging as altogether 12,968 tickets were sold.

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

Trespassers injured by trains ...

Trespassers killed by trains

:

4

10

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Trespassers killed by rail-bus

Passengers injured by trains

Passengers killed by trains

Staff injured on duty

Shunting operations

Derailments

Others

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     31. The Gross Operating Profit for the year was $3,828,948 represent- ing an increase of 80.55% as compared with the figure of $2,120,752 in the previous year. The Gross Operating Receipts from Goods Traffic increased by 43.86% from $4,741,719 to $6,821,346 and Passenger Traffic Receipts increased by 5.34% from $7,021,614 to $7,396,686. The Nett Profit transferred to the Appropriation Account amounted to $2,580,876, an increase of $1,748,727 over the previous year.

     32. During the year, apart from the erection of a frictional buffer stop ($10,622) there was no increase in the fixed assets. The costs of re-provisioning the Railway workshops are excluded from this year's accounts because the apportionment of the land reclamation and other capital costs of resiting the workshops are under consideration, and the proportion to be borne by the Railway will be brought into the accounts for 1969-70.

       33. 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.

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

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MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

35. During the year under review, the railway workshops move from Hung Hom to Ho Tung Lau, Sha Tin and a new locomotiv running shed, together with a temporary carriage washing shed, wer provided at Hung Hom. The new locomotive running shed commence operation on 3rd June, 1968. The transfer of the workshops from Hun Hom to Sha Tin was carried out in 8 stages, commencing on 1st Jul and ending on 19th August, 1968.

36. All locomotives, rolling stock, electrical and mechanical equi ment, machinery and plant have been maintained to a good standar1 during the year.

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37. Locomotives. Forty-two 5,000 mile inspections, twenty-nin 10,000 mile inspections, seven 30,000 mile inspections, five 120,00 mile inspections and one 480,000 mile inspection were performed o the nine diesel-electric locomotives. The engine lower bearings an1 thrust collar of locomotive No. 52 were renewed. Twenty-four tractio motors were overhauled. Locomotive Nos. 54, 55, 56 and 58 had thei wheels turned and the wheels of locomotive No. 53 were renewed The harmonic balancers of locomotives No. 51 and No. 54 wer rebuilt with new spring packs. Locomotive No. 54 had its auxiliar drive gear renewed and air compressor overhauled. The chrome-plate cylinder liners fitted to locomotive No. 58 in the previous year con tinued to render satisfactory service. Preliminary investigations reveale that the rate of wear on the chrome-plated liners, which had been use for 17 months, was much lower than that on the ordinary cast-iron one:

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  38. The availability factor of the diesel locomotives was 83.96 compared with 90.47% in the previous year. The decrease was mainl attributable to the very heavy maintenance and repair work falling due, causing locomotives to be withdrawn from service for longe periods. During the transfer of the railway workshops from Hung Hom to Sha Tin some major repair work was held up during the re assembling of the heavy machinery. This lengthened the periods c repair for some locomotives and formed a secondary cause for lowerin the availability factor. In spite of the heavy work load coupled with the difficulties arising from the removal of the workshops, adequat motive power was made available at all times during the year to cop with traffic requirements through careful planning and improved contra of work schedules.

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39. The maintenance cost of the diesel electric locomotives was 0.540 per km. compared with $0.547 per km. in the previous year. The small decimal drop in the maintenance cost was insignificant and robably due to the higher kilometrage of locomotives affecting the

bour cost per kilometre.

40. Carriages and Wagons. All carriages and wagons were main- hined in an efficient state. In addition to routine maintenance and epair, 16 carriages and 19 wagons were overhauled and painted, 7 arriages were converted into brake carriages and 28 carriages were iven an intermediate inspection and repair which comprised the achining of wheel tyres, and the re-conditioning of electrical equipment nd running gears.

        41. A 30-ton covered wagon and a 10-ton steam crane, which were yeyond economical repair, were sold by public auction for $2,233.30

nd $6,745.48 respectively.

=i 42. Electrical Work. All electric lighting, power signals and other lectrical equipment on the railway were maintained to a good standard. wo additional mercury discharge lamps were installed at Blackheads foods yard. In order to improve lighting conditions, additional mercury ischarge lamps were erected at Kowloon, Tai Po Market, Fanling and heung Shui Stations. The wiring of 43 staff quarters at Hung Hom nd 6 staff quarters at Sha Tin and Cha Hang was renewed.

43. Work done for other Government Departments. A considerable mount of work was completed for other Government departments. The more important items included the manufacture of 80 iron castings, 15 bronze castings, 22 aluminium castings, 7 hot water cylinders, 22 guide rails, 2 sea water strainers, 2 fuel tanks, 4 dividing plates, one vire twisting machine, 32 pins, 2,278 steel bushes and the repair of 37

uide rails and 166 items of hospital equipment.

C 44. Statistics. The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.25 kgs. Der engine km. compared with 3.40 per engine km. in the previous year. Statistical statements relating to the analysis of train and locomotive tunning, fuel oil running expenses, consumption of lubricants, the cost f 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.

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WAY AND STRUCTURES

 45. Maintenance. Way and structures were maintained to a good standard during the year.

46. Although the problem of corrosive discharge from cold storage wagons from the Chinese Section remained a matter of concern for the maintenance staff, there was some improvement in the situation. Firstly, the percentage of defective cold storage wagons sent over to the British Section was found to be lower than that in the previous year. Secondly, there was some indication that consideration was given by the Chinese Section to introducing mechanically operated refrigerator-wagons to replace cold storage wagons, thereby eliminating the problem altogether. Despite these improvements, measures taken to protect the metallic components of the track, signalling systems and bridges were still necessary. Where these components were damaged beyond repair, replacements had to be carried out. The use of tar-epoxy surface coating on steel bridges and the inner rails of sharp curves was continued and the result was found to be satisfactory.

47. Track. The following works were carried out during the year: (a) The main line track was maintained to a good standard. All

fishplates were carefully inspected and greased. Some 1,171 lengths of 95-lb. rails, 4,604 cubic yards of stone ballast and 11,774 timber sleepers were renewed during the year.

(b) Badly corroded or worn track components were renewed wherever necessary. During the year, some 1,318 pairs of fish- plates, 6,290 fishbolts and 9,970 dogspikes were replaced and 36,350 Macbeth spikes used.

(c) For the purpose of restoring the rails to their proper inclination, the rail seats on the sleepers of the main line curves between Mile 10 and Mile 133 and at University Station were adjusted by adzing.

(d) The expansion gaps of the rail joints in the main line at Mong Kok Station, from Mile 9 to Mile 10, from Mile 10 to Mile 114, from Mile 17 to Mile 18 and from Mile 20 to Mile 21 were adjusted. A total of 1,120 rail anchors were added.

(e) The scissor-crossover at the Holts Wharf level crossing was completely renewed. Five turnouts were renewed at Kowloon,

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Wo Hop Shek and Lo Wu Stations, and six crossings renewed at Kowloon, Hung Hom Yard, University and Tai Po Kau Stations. Two sets of switches were renewed at Kowloon and University Stations.

48. Formation and Line Protection.

(a) The embankments and cuttings along the line were well main- tained. Some 1,150 square yards of stone pitching on the sea walls between University and Tai Po Kau Stations were re- pointed and 3,330 cubic yards of earth were sent out by ballast train to repair the shoulders of embankments along the line. (b) As a protection for the main line after removal of the Railway Workshops to Ho Tung Lau, 350 yards of chain-link wire fence were erected between, the main line and the former workshops area at Hung Hom.

49. 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.

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

     51. Bridges. During the year, the following works were carried out on bridges:

(a) Major overhauls were completed to steel Bridges Nos. 24, 30, 35 and 36. The work included the renewal of a total of 29,800 rivets, strengthening and renewal of some of the structural parts and repainting of the bridges. On these bridges, the parts subject to severe attack by corrosive discharge from cold storage wagons were covered with a tar-epoxy surface coating after preparing the surface by sand-blasting. The total area protected amounted to 2,189 square yards.

(b) The pedestrian overhead bridge at the Holts Wharf level cross- ing was repaired and repainted. All corroded structural members were renewed and the timber decking was replaced by reinforced concrete slabs.

(c) The cracked stone arch of Bridge No. 16 with a span of 15 feet was strengthened with a reinforced concrete arch constructed beneath the stone arch.

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(d) A reinforced concrete box culvert was constructed to replace

the steel girder of Bridge No. 27 with a span of 12 feet.

(e) Bridges Nos. 7, 15, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 were repainted. On these bridges, the parts exposed to attack from corrosive discharge from cold storage wagons were protected with a tar- epoxy surface coating after preparation of the surface by sand blasting. The total area protected amounted to 1,152 square yards.

(f) Some 178 worn-out timber sleepers were renewed on Bridges

Nos. 10, 12, 24, 30 and 32.

52. Road Level Crossings.

(a) The timber decking, fastenings, sleepers and ballast at the Sheung Shui road level crossing were completely renewed together with packing of the tracks.

(b) The railway tracks at the level crossings at Miles 7, 9, 18 and

19 were packed and defective fastenings renewed.

53. Station Yards and Platforms.

(a) At Mong Kok Station, 960 square yards of the approach road was resurfaced with a bituminous wearing course and 830 square yards of roofing felt on the roofs of the waiting shelters was renewed.

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(b) At Wo Hop Shek Station, 1,950 square yards of the platform

was resurfaced with bituminous sand carpet.

54. Station Buildings. The Station buildings at Kowloon, Mong Kok and University Stations were repaired and re-decorated. The whole floor of the Kowloon Station concourse was resurfaced with asphalt sand carpet.

55. Staff Quarters. The following staff quarters were renovated and re-decorated:

Blackheads Staff Quarters, all Traffic Staff Quarters and Head- men's Quarters at Mong Kok Station, Headmen's Quarters and Ganghuts at Sha Tin, University and Tai Po Kau Stations.

56. Typhoon Damage. Only minor damage was done to station buildings, staff quarters and sea-walls by Typhoon 'Shirley' in August, 1968. Two culverts between Mile 7 and Mile 9 were partially blocked with earth washed down by rain after the typhoon.

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57. New Works and Improvements.

(a) The construction of the new running shed at Hung Hom and

 new workshops at Ho Tung Lau to replace the railway work- shops at Hung Hom was completed. Some five miles of addi- tional track and 38 new turnouts were laid in connection with the new works. To facilitate train movements between Kowloon and the new running shed, the track layout at the Blackheads goods yard was re-arranged and a building for use as a traffic control post was constructed. For controlling train movements between Sha Tin and Ho Tung Lau, a new crossover was laid at the north of Sha Tin Station and a new semaphore signal erected. The interlocking mechanism of the signalling system at Sha Tin Station was also re-arranged.

(b) The effective length of No. 8 Road at Kowloon Station was extended to 600 feet to enable the stabling of a full set of Chinese Section mechanically operated refrigerator-wagons. Work included the installation of a friction buffer stop and the extension of the track circuit. Some 370 square yards of the unloading space next to No. 8 Road was resurfaced with cement concrete.

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(c) In connection with the road works for the Chatham Road Flyover, 83 feet of new retaining wall, 190 feet of chain-link wire fence and 390 feet of open channel were constructed.

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

Description

PUBL Area

Club House and Sports Ground

Motor Car Garage and Service Station...

Storage

...

Cultivation and Gardening

Various Other Purposes...

Total

sq. ft.

Annual Rental $

126,936

20.00

20,768

18,691.00

18,792

10,656.00

934,388

3,645.00

258,022

32,133.00

1,358,906

65,145.00

59. Advertising Space. Advertising space let during the year was 10,003 square feet to a total value of $336,936.73.

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STAFF

60. The establishment of the railway as at 31st March, 1969 was as follows:

183 pensionable officers

557 non-pensionable officers

740

This is an increase of three over the previous year.

 Nineteen officers retired during the year after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 12 to 40 years.

61. Mr. CHOI Yat-how, Assistant Traffic Controller, returned to the Colony on 11th June, 1968 after completing a 13-month Traffic Apprentice Course with the British Railways.

 62. Mr. CHIU But-ting was appointed Assistant Railway Workshops Engineer on 2nd December, 1968.

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STAFF WELFARE

 63. The earned leave granted to officers during the year for a total staff of 740 amounted to:

4,314 days vacation leave

7,360 days casual leave

Total sick leave for the year on full and half pay amounted to 1,794 days. Nine days no-pay leave and 88 days maternity leave were also approved.

64. Railway Club. The Railway Club, run entirely on subscrip- tions from railway staff, continued to flourish. In March, 1969, there were 365 members.

65. Sports. The annual intra-departmental miniature football com- petition for the 'U-lam' Cup this year was won by the Locomotive Section. The Railway miniature football team played an exhibition match against the Urban Services team on 25th September, 1968, at Victoria Park, Hong Kong. The Railway Club's representatives participated in the inter-departmental relay races at the annual sports meetings held by the Urban Services Department, the Royal Hong Kong Police and the Fire Services Department.

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66. Education. The Railway Club School, which had its 15th anniversary on 25th February, 1968, continued to function successfully with 278 pupils in seven classes ranging from Junior 1 to Special Form 1. The enthusiasm of the teaching staff of nine, including the Headmaster, contributed greatly to the success of the school.

     The pupils' attendance was good, with an average of 99.10%. Of the twenty-one candidates who took part in the Secondary School Entrance Examination in May, 1968, eighteen obtained passes in all subjects. Ten pupils 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 them by arrangement with the Medical and Health Department.

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   67. Canteen Facilities.) The Club's canteen at Hung Hom and the Railway Workshops'. Canteen at Ho Tung Lau provided inexpensive meals for lower paid staff and catered for large parties of Railway Staff.

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30th June, 1969.

GKON

P. H. LAM,

General Manager, Railway.

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SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS

APPENDIX I

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Head

No.

Route Kilometrage-Operated

Railway Operating Revenue

Gross Railway Receipts

Railway Operating Expenditure

Nett Operating Revenue

1966-67

1967-68

1968-69

36

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

36

36

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

59.86

$55,714,005

11.19

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

$14,976,865

$14,293,654

$10,464,706

$ 3,828,948

82.09

73.21

$56,263,172

$56,168,255

3.76

6.82

$

$

69 69 69

431,413

258,235

$ 7,291,103

$

69 69 69

269,963

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

44.82

...

9,473,899

$ 328,873 $ 397,046

$ 7,021,614

55.76

9,279,192

$ 290,686 $ 7,396,686

49.39

9,649,084

Goods Receipts

8,149,529

$ 4,741,719

$ 6,821,346

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

Tons of Goods Hauled

50.10

1,044,151

37.65

566,452

45.55

819,354

Revenue from other sources

1966-67

1967-68

1968-69

Rentals

$314,396

$336,883

$340,840

Incidentals

$ 15,559

$ 34,472

$ 4,394

Central Mechanical

Workshop Services

Advertising...

$ 90,227

...

$401,185

$ 76,093

$296,108

$75,622

$336,937

Sale of Surplus and

Condemned Stores

$ 4,164 $ 86,298 $1,040

$ 825,531 $ 829,854 $ 758,833

18.

Percentage of Revenue from other sources to Gross Railway

Receipts

5.08

6.59

5.06

17

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1969

Expenditure

1968-69

OH

$

$

$

Traffic Expenses

APPENDIX II

Revenue

1968-69

1967-68

$

$

Traffic Running Expenses 1,054,183|

1,024,975

Passenger Services

7,396,686

7,021,614

Traffic Salaries and

General Expenses

Maintenance

Mechanical

2,172,373

3,226,556 1,953,814||

2,978,789

Goods Services

Workshop Services

6,821,346

4,741,719

75,622 14,293,654

76,093 11,839,426

2,215,365

1,975,977

Way & Structures

Rainstorm Damage

Contribution to Renewals Fund

1,637,605

Less: Accumulated provi-

3,401,831

5,617,196 3,157,379

5,133,356

sion in respect of one

motor car sold in

earlier year

1,637,605

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

24,254

Gross Operating Profit C/F

3,828,948

14,293,654

9,718,674

ARI

2,120,752||

1,613,35

18,411

1,601,439

10,464,706

"LIC LY

7,603

5,090

1,631,250

11,400

1,619,850

426

14,293,654

11,839,426

18

Expenditure

Administrative & General

APPENDIX II-Contd.

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1969

1968-69

1967-68

Revenue

1968-69

1967-68

$

Gross Operating Profit

3,828,948

2,120,752

Rents and Incidental

Revenue

682,171

667,463

861,681

31,400

Proceeds of Sales of Surplus Stores

1,040 683,211 86,298 753,761

Expenses & Salaries

including charges for Medical & Dental

Services

988,776

Amortisation of Rehabilita-

tion Loan...

Loss on disposal of Fixed Assets

11,193

...

Contribution in lieu of

Rates & Duty

577,613

Interest

287,906

Stores Charges

65,795

Payment for damage to

other Railways' rolling stock, etc.

Expenditure arising out of 1967 Disturbances

G PUBLI

528,111

380,539

63,550

9,049

931,283

168,034

2,042,364||

Nett Profit Transferred to Appropriation Account.

2,580,876

4,12,159

832,149

2,874,513

共圖

4,512,159

PROFIT & LOSS APPROPRIATION ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1969

1968-69

$

1967-68

Surplus C/Fwd. to Balance Sheet

16,422,512

16,422,512

13,841,636

13,841,636

Nett fofit B/Fwd. from Profit & Loss Account

Surplus B/Fwd. from previous year

2,874,513

1968-69

1967-68

$

$

2,580,876

832,149

13,841,636

13,009,487

16,422,512

13,841,636

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

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARCH, 1968 AND 1969

$

Fixed Assets

OH

Land and Formation

Tunnels

Bridges

Line Protection

ASSETS

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches

Buildings

Plant

31st March, 1969

$

$

8,228,391

3,599,937

1,460,193

172,024

10,000

1,796,406

1,540,261

3,948,328

2,158,198

33,278,687

Rolling Stock

33,254,517

56,263,172

56,168,255

Current Assets

54,274

84,139

Cash...

786

Advances and Sundry Debtors Workshop Manufacturing Account

100,322

229,382

139,199

56,402,371

329,704

56,497,959

LIABILITIES

·Funds Provided by Government

5,758,111

Investment Account

1,681,880

14,775,402 21,979,142

13,841,636

Funds Provided by Railway Operations Rehabilitation Loan Redeemed

14,775,402

Renewals Fund for Plant & Rolling Stock Profit & Loss Appropriation Account

23,556,550

16,422,512

50,596,180

54,754,464

Current Liabilities

48,080

Miscellaneous Deposits

56,402,371

61,615

56,497,959

19

RIES

NOTE: The costs of re-provisioning the workshops arele cluded from this year's accounts because the apportionment of the land reclamation and other capital costs of re-provisioning the workshops are under consideration and the proportion to be borne by the Railway will be brought into the accounts for 1969-70.

20

20

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

PART I

APPENDIX IV

Current Year

Previous Year

(April 1968 -

-

March 1969)

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:

326,575.25

First...

204,342 4,295,515

350,988.20

2.12

2.57

4.75

579,036.40

Second

496,132

8,858,772

639,313.50

5.14

5.31

8.64

3,841,137.89

Third

4,926,827

78,662,113

4083,170.20

51.06

47.14 55.20

Government:

59,630.40 First...

27,849

775,735

64,351.20

0.29

0.46 0.87

184,602.85

Second

105,250

2,205,356

185,755.50

1.09

1.32

2.51

221,767.05 Third

Excursion:

5,082.70 First.

189,673

5,067,045

226,386.40

1.97

3.04

3.06

2,851

85,515

5,322.90

0.03

0.05

0.07

38,120.20

Second

18,673

541,990

30,317.30

0.19

0.33

0.41

7,624.00

Third

12,187

356,410

12,866.45

0.13

0.21

0.18

22,831.50

Platform Tickets

47,700

23,850.00

0.49

0.32

46,660.30

Excess Fares

57,886.20

0.78

Season & Monthly Tickets:

47,262.00 First...

38,200

128,608

42,460.00

0.40 0.08

0.58

189,118.95

Second

212,520

705,410

174,729.20

2.20

2.82

2.36

707,346.85

Third

1,329,520

259,820

719,853.05 13.78 16.34

9.73

724,288.10

Scholar Tickets

2,035,160

351,031

773,936.00

21.09

20.29

10.46

20,530.00

Golfing Tickets

2,200

70,400

5,500.00

0.02

0.04

0.08

(A) 7,021,614.44

Total-Part I.

9,649,084 |166,863,720 |(B)7,396,686.10

100.00

100.00

100.00

6,193,557.09 828,057.35

(A) 7,021,614.44

Public

6,527,487.55

Government

869,198.55

(B) 7,396,686.10

21

Previous

Year

PASSENGER SERVICE

PART II

APPENDIX IV---Contd.

Current Year

(April 1968

March 1969)

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

Inward

or

Number of

Passenger

Passenger Kilometros.

Revenue

Outward

Carried

$

Percentage of

Pas-

Number senger Reve-

| Carried Kilo- nue metres

Passenger Service

401,832.45

Inward

304,421 10,312,370, 424,867.00 3.15

6.18

5.75

Bookings to and from Lo Wu

482,418.80

Outward

330,669 11,085,975 541,510.85 3.43

6.65

7.32

22,831.50

Platform Tickets

47,700

23,850.00 0.50

0.32

2,976,449.77

Inward

Bookings to and from stations other than Lo Wu

4,462,110 62,646,250 3,196,151.90 46.24 37.54

43.21

3,138,081.92

Outward

4,504,18482,819,125 3,210,306.35 46.68 49.63

43.40

7,021,614.44

Total

RI

,649,084 166,863,720 7,396,686.10 | 100.00 100.00

100.00

Previous Year

ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

PART I― Goods Service (Goods)

Current Year (April 1968 -- March 1969)

Number of Kilograms carried

APPENDIX V

Percentage of

Kilo- | Kilo-

|grams gram | Reve- Car- Kilo- nue ried metres

5,483,376.55 99.77 99.82 80.38 15,906.40 0.14 0.14 0.23 3,204.20 0.05 0.02 0.05 3,013.50 0.041 0.02 0.04

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Goods

Kilogram Kilometres

Revenue

$

3,710,746.35

21,587.90

General Merchandise

$

Invoiced to and from

Inward

817,543,500 29,431,566,000

Lo Wu

Outward

...

1,132,250 40,504,790

3,341.40 (Invoiced to and from 4,802.85 Stations other than

Inward

370,652

6,105,905

Outward

308,043

5,843,110

Lo Wu

(A)3,740,478.50

Total

Part I

3,740,118.50

360.00

Public

Government

819,354,445| 29,484,019,805| (B)5,505,500.65 100.00 100.00 80.70

5,505,500.65

22

(A)3,740,478.50

PART II - Goods ServICE (OTHER)

(B)5,505,500.65

Previous Year

Revenue

Current Year (April 1968

- March 1969)*

Percentage of

Reve-

Particulars

$

839,769.21 Handling Receipts 19,644.55 Baggage & Specie 494.25 Parcels

31,966.05 Carriage & Animals 2,396.15 Lavatories

106,970.50 Postal

BRARIES

Revenue

$

nue

1,158,826.17

16.99

14,836.50

0.22

1,679.15

0.03

23,021.00

0.34

2,880.10

0.04

114,602.40

1.68

1,001,240.71 Total

4,741,719.21| Total

-

Part II

Part I & II

1,315,845.32

19.30

6,821,345.97|

100.00

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE

Classification

(APRIL 1968 -- March 1969)

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

1967-68

Rail-Bus Kilometrage

1968-69

1967-68

1968-69

Passenger

498,931.57

504,263.82

Goods

90,575.47

113,461.85

Train

Kilometrage Military Special

197.91

Ballast Train

6,703,09

9,385.30

6,667.00

9,875.00

Total Train Kilometrage

596,2193

627,39888

6,667.00

9,875.00

Train Kilometrage

596,210.13

627,308.88

Locomotive

Kilometrage

Light Engine

15,369.17

17,327.33

Shunting Engine

45,163.05

44,921.67

Total Locomotive Kilometrage

656,742.35

689,557.88

LOCO

PIES

APPENDIX VII

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1968 - March 1969)

Previous Year 1967-68

Current Year 1968-69

$369,317.96 180.20

0.60

$

$

2,049.4892

3.40

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. 151.3298 6. Total weight of diesel oil for shunting (ton)

7. Weight per shunting kilometrage in Kg.

3.40

$393,110.32 $ 190.80

$

0.61

2,060.3266

3.25 143.8356 3.25

23

APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1968 - March 1969)

Previous Year

1967-68

Current Year 1968-69

5,284.00 1. Total consumption of crank case oil (gal.)

1.129

2. Consumption per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

共圖

APPENDIX IX

ཀཪ

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

-

(APRIL 1968- MARCH 1969)

ww

6,382.00

1.245

Previous Year 1967-68

Current Year 1968-69

$

49,898.17-

$

1. Average Cost of Repair per Locomotive per

annum

53,145.11

0.547

2. Average cost of repair per engine km.

(Labour & material only)

0.540

13,340.30

3. Average cost of repair per passenger car per

annum

14,346.27

812.75

4. Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

annum

935.99

0.0316

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

for diesel electric locomotives

0.0372

3.93

6. Average cost of crank case oil for diesel

electric locomotive per gal.

4.02

24

25

Engine Number

Engine Type

2

3

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK - MOTIVE POWER

5

6

7

8

9

(APRIL 1968-

MARCH 1969)

Diesel Electric Locomotives 10 11

12

13

SNOW

APPENDIX X

15

16

17

18 | 19 | 20 | 21

22

23

24

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded) Number of Drivers

Fuel Oil

51 General Motors

G12-1125 H.P. D15

71

52

tons

12-567C

53 General Motors!

54 G12-1310 H.P. D12

72

55

12-567C

tons

56 General Motors

00

00

B

Cooling Water

Sand

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

feet

Bogie Centres

Driving Wheel Diameter

Bogie Rigid Wheel Base

Length over Head Stocks

Height over Rail Level

Width over Handrails

Gear Ratio

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

770 138 170 12 cub. 26'-6′′ 40′′ | 8′-0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

62

M.P.H.

57 G16-1800 H.P. D29 98.3 12 664 166 174.3 12 cub. 37′-0′′ 40′′ 12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 13′-0′′ 9/41/68/14 58 16-567C I.G. I.G. I.G.

tons

feet

General Motors

16-567C

59 G16-1800 H.P. D32 98.5 12 625 166 175 6 cub. 37′-0′′ 40′′ |12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 13′-0′′ 9′-3′′ 63/14|| tons I.G. I.G. I.G.

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

Maximum Tractive Effort

Continuous Tractive Effort

62

M.P.H.

2

2

13 yrs.

& 8

months

39,760

lbs. 25%

adhesion

28,000

lbs.

3

I

11 yrs.

& 8

40,320

lbs. 25%

29,300

lbs.

months

adhesion

62

M.P.H.

3

فيا

7 yrs.

& 7

months

66,050

50,520

Ibs. 30%

lbs.

adhesion

62

M.P.H.

9

1

2 yrs.

& 9

months

66,153

lbs. 30%

adhesion

50,520

lbs.

26

I

APPENDIX XI

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

APRIL 1968 -

3

MARCH 1969)

4

5

6

7

8

Classification

First Class Carriage

First Class Carriage

First Class Compartment Carriage 49

Second Class Carriage

Second Class Carriage

GPUB

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

Total Stock

at the end of the year

Total Seating

(Passenger)

Capacity

Ton

cwt.

42

42

47

13

47

13

Second Class Carriage

38

Second Class Carriage

38

MMMMON,

3

64

3

68

64

68

0

52

54

Second Class Carriage

37

64

Third Class Carriage

35

12

Third Class Carriage

35

18

Third Class Carriage

40

16

Third Class Carriage

44

13

20063

128

108

122

120

61311-2649CE

2(B)

2(A)

1(C)

433

256

204

192

1(D)

11

11

2-2849==

136

1

52

108

512

512

972

1,342

1,320

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

36

3

50

4

200

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

41

68

5

340

Third Class & Brake Composite

Carriage

45

18

∙MIES

3

3

201

70

3

3

70

6,347

Note: (A) Converted to 68 seating capacity, 1st Class Carriage. (B) Converted from (A).

(C) Converted to 68 seating capacity, 2nd Class Carriage. (D) Converted from (C).

27

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK GOODS WAGONS (APRIL 1968 -

1

2

DNQH

- MARCH 1969)

5

6

APPENDIX XII

7

8

9

Classification

Length of Wagon

Overal

Average Tare

of Each Class

Carrying Capacity

Total Stock

at the

C

beginning of

the year

Additions during the

year

Reductions during the

year

Total Stock

at the end of the year

Carrying

Capacity

Total

Ton

Cwt.

Ton

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

41'-1"

21

19 441

7

45'-0" 17

12

45

Flat 454 Metric Ton...

45'-0" 19

0

44

Flat 80 Ton

32'-0" 27

13

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton

45'-0" 18

12

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton

40′-0′′ 19

0 44

Highsided Open 45 Metric Ton Covered 30 Ton

45'-0" 19

12 44 2/5

...

35'-0" 15

7 30

Covered 442 Metric Ton

40'-0" 20

0

Well 50 Ton

...

Cattle Wagon

Brake Van 10 Metric Ton

32'-0" 25

45'-0"

12 50

7 ± ≈ 4 ‡‡ 28

10

1

80

2

45 7/20 10

44

44

35'-0" 19

Ton

共面

7

3111

10

450

1

44

2

160

10

25

80

2-218

4531

44

1,110

3,520

1

50

4

176

5

50

147

1

146

6,369

28

1

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

FICATION OF

APPENDIX XIII

2

(APRIL 1968

-

MARCH 1969)

3

5

6

Classification

Average Tare of each

Total

Stock at the

65 Ton Brake-down Crane

10 Ton Locomotive Crane

PUBLIC

Additions

during the

Class

beginning of

the year

year

Reductions

during

the year

Ton

Cwt.

87

1

42

10

1

1

RT-3 Motor Trolley with Trailer

2

LIBE BP

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

6

18

(Trailer)

RIES

1

4

By

Total

Stock at the

end of the

year

1

1

1

1

3

200

400

600

800

APPENDIX XIV

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS (IN & OUT)

IN

OUT

共圖書

OF

379,651

343,680

331,037

317,324

420,941

405,705

444,113

0

62/63

63/64 64/65

65/66

66/67

29

467,055

333,254

346,072

304,001

284,497

304,421 S

330,669

67/68 68/69

APPENDIX XV

10

忌。

充公共

共圖

TOTAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

書名

LIBRARIES

3

KONG

PUBLIC

59/60 60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69

FINANCIAL YEARS

30

10

a

00

LOCAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

香港公共

APPENDIX XVI

KING KONG PUBLIC

3

LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRA

59/60 60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69

FINANCIAL YEARS

31

APPENDIX XVII

GOODS (IN THOUSAND METRIC TONS)

1

+

1,100

1,000

900

800

共圖

700

600

500

400

300

200

100

NG PUBLIC LIBRARI

59/60 60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69

FINANCIAL YEARS

32

22

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

GROSS REVENUE-

REVENUE (IN $1 MILLIONS)

6

8

6

APPENDIX XVIII

PASSENGERS REVENUE

4

3

2

5 GOODS REVENUE

PUBLIC LIBR

59/60 60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66_66/67 67/68 68/69

FINANCIAL YEARS

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