九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1969-1970

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ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT

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GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

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P. H. LAM, 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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CONTENTS

GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC .

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

WAY AND STRUCTURES

STAFF

TRAINING

STAFF WELFARE

APPENDICES

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I-XVIII

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GENERAL SURVEY

    THE increase in both goods and passenger traffic continued during the year (see Appendices XV and XVII), resulting in higher earnings as the following figures indicate:

(a) Gross railway revenue $15,999,605 was $1,022,740 more than in

1968-69.

(b) Goods revenue $7,171,801 was $350,455 more than in 1968-69. (c) Passenger revenue $7,928,002 was $581,316 more than in

1968-69.

     2. A total of 889,396 metric tons of goods was transported by the Railway during the year, an increase of 8.5% over the previous year. 99.8% of the goods traffic consisted of imports from China, which amounted to 887,928 metric tons, 8.6% greater than in the previous year. The export tonnage was 810 metric tons compared with 1,132 last year. Goods carried within the Colony amounted to 658 metric tons compared with 679 last year.

     3. The import of live pigs from China has been traditionally an important feature of the incoming goods traffic. The total imported during the year was 1,040,794 head, the highest figure ever recorded and 27,458 head more than in the preceding year.

4. The number of passengers carried was 10,299,164 an increase of 6.74% over last year's total of 9,649,084, and this established a new record (see Appendix XV). Of these 9,511,124 were local passengers which is also a new record (see Appendix XVI). 788,040 persons travelled to and from China compared with 635,090 during the previous year. There is no definite trend, however, in the movement of non-local passengers, which fluctuates unpredictably and depends entirely on conditions in China (see Appendix XIV).

     5. The ever-increasing number of local passengers, particularly during daily rush hours and holidays, has caused considerable difficulties during the past few years. The single line with the existing rolling stock can no longer cope with the demand, and the growth of population in the New Territories and the anticipated increase in goods

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traffic from China will create further problems. Various proposals to provide better facilities for the travelling public and to increase the freight carrying capacity was under examination during the year.

6. The re-siting of the Railway Terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom, which was approved last year, is still in the planning stage.

  7. Additional self-printing ticket and issuing machines manufactured by Bell Punching Company Ltd. London, were installed in the booking office of the Kowloon Terminus resulting in greater efficiency.

8. The Colonial Secretary, Sir Hugh NORMAN-WALKER, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., visited the Railway and the Railway Club School on 3rd June, 1969.

共區

TRAFFIC

Traffic earnings for the year amounted to $15,099,803 showing

an increase of 6.20% over the previous year.

Comparative figures are shown below:

1968-69 $14,218,032

1969-70 $15,099,803

Increase $881,771

10. Passenger Traffic. Local and non-local passenger journeys increased by 5.52% and 24.08% respectively. The increase in the latter case was mainly due to the very much improved conditions in China.

11. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1969, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 19th October, 1969, in addition to the normal daily service of 34 trains, 32 and 24 special trains, respectively, were run to facilitate visits to the cemeteries at Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge. On these two days, 95,660 and 84,494 passengers respectively (excluding season and monthly ticket holders) were carried.

  12. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 19th June, 1969, 25 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 Chau Tsai in Tai Po. On that day, 51,448 passengers were carried to all stations.

13. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 26th September, 1969, 21 special trains were added to the normal daily train services for picnickers going

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to the New Territories. On that day, 40,902 passengers were carried to all stations.

      14. On 8th February, 1970, the Third Day in the First Moon of the lunar calendar, which was the peak for railway travel during the Chinese New Year period, a total of 102,677 passengers was conveyed to all stations.

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

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

Increase Percentage

Increase

1967-58

1968-69

1949470

(1969-70

(1969-70

against

against

1968-69)

1968-69)

Carriage of general

merchandise

$5,740,479

(566,452)

$5,505,501

(819,354)

$5,762,694

(889,396)

$ 257,193

4.67

(70,042)

8.55

(Metric tons)

(Metric tons)

(Metric tons)

(Metric tons)

Other goods services

(handling charges, baggage,

parcels, etc.)

$1,001,240

$1,315,845

$1,409,107

$ 93,262

7.09

Total goods revenue...

$4,741,719

$6,821,346

$7,171,801

$ 350,455

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

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Apples Bamboo poles Bars, steel Beans

Bean noodles

Beer

Biscuits

Bran

Bricks

Candies

Canned goods

Cardboard

Caustic soda

Chemicals

Chestnuts

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Chinaware

Chinese medicine

Coal

Commodes

Cotton clothing

Cotton piece goods

Cotton yarn

Eggs

39,379 metric tons

1,703

20,054

7,598

1,180

25,093

""

1,454

2,129

59

2,598

9,146

19

**

6,876

19

8,090

""

99

1,400

99

2,355

1,547

99

3,602

"

""

2,585

59

""

1,241

2,381

19

19

15,801

39

5,634 34,445

19

59

و.

3

2,780 metric tons

2,150

4,658

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Fish, frozen Fruits, dried Furniture

Garlic, dried Glass sheets Glassware

Grapes

Ironware

Iron wire

Matches, safety Meat, frozen

Meat, preserved Melons

Metalware Nails

Newsprint

Oil, cotton seed Oil, rape seed

Onions

...

Oranges...

Paper

Paper, toilet

Peaches

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:

::

:.

共圖

Pears

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2,153

"

8,337 3,237

""

"

"

""

1,605

""

3,794

""

"

5,715

"

"

1,271

23,226

"

1,383 1,331

""

""

3,455

"

1,396 10,829

"

19

2,000

"

""

13,061

6,301

""

14,232

25,566

5,261

25

1,413 42,960

10,672

7,744

""

::

2,932

"

1,193

""

59

""

""

1,431

""

""

1,447

""

"

1,715

2,576

"

95

1,412

2,606

...

1,026

95

95

8,850

""

93

2,886

2,565 2,961 20,295

""

""

""

1,540

"

""

:

1,144

"

""

1,634

"

""

3,530

""

"

:

Potatoes

Poultry, frozen Poultry, live

Prawns, frozen ... Pressed wood

Roofing felt

Salt

Shoes

Soda

Starch Stationery

Stones

Tiles

Timber

Tomatoes

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Turnips...

Vegetables, fresh

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G PUBLIC

Vegetables, preserved

Water chestnuts

Water melon seeds

:

...

...

...

:

Wine

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     18. The figures of livestock imported by rail during the year are as follows:

Buffaloes Cows Pigs

...

1,574 head

36,542 1,040,794

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     19. A total of 6,579 cold storage wagons travelled to the British Section from the Chinese Section, containing the following goods:

No. of wagons

Description of goods

10

Bamboo root shoots

22

Beer

100

Chestnuts

1,275

Eggs

124

Fish

2,742

Fresh fruits

985

Meat

34

Meat, preserved

350

Poultry

47

Prawns

11

Sundries

21 Turnips

858

6,579

HO

Vegetables

:

Weight in metric tons

156

607

1,722

19,565

2,780

50,025

23,226

814

7,744

1,193

214

470

10,997

119,513

     20. During the year, among the goods transported to China by rail were 46 metric tons of sewing machines, 24 metric tons of diplomatic belongings, 23 metric tons of newspapers and 26 metric tons of personal effects.

21. 3,671 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with 4,190 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.

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

     23. Operation. Train punctuality during the year was not satis- factory. This was caused mainly by the imposition of speed restric- tions on trains during the construction of the overhead footbridge at Sha Tin, repairs of bridges along the main line, and the running of additional special passenger trains and goods trains on this single line. railway.

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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

7,913

63.77

2,593

20.90

1,903

15.33

12,409

100.00

24. A total of 4,722 special trains was operated during the year as against 4,113 in the previous year, an increase of 609 or 14.81%. The number and types of special trains run during the year under review were as follows:

Goods (loaded)

Goods (empty)

Passenger

Passenger (empty)

Ballast trains

Trial trains

Up

Down

Total

1,562

1,562

1,242

1,242

500

984

354

363

717

108

215

1

2

2,205

2,517

4,722

25. Fares and Rates. There was no revision of fares and goods rates in general during the year. From 2nd July to 29th August, 1969, as in the past two years when schools were closed for the summer holidays, special half-fare student tickets were issued for train journeys from Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok to the New Territories Stations and from the New Territories Stations to the Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok. Altogether 7,902 tickets were sold.

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

Trespassers injured by trains

Trespassers killed by trains

Passengers injured by trains

Passengers killed by trains

Staff injured on duty

Derailments

Collison of a lorry with a train at a level crossing

Others

...

:

:

5

10

17

2

4

1

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ACCOUNTS

27. The accounts for the year ended 31st March, 1970 have been reconstructed to provide a more realistic reflection of current conditions. Under the 'Double Account' system previously in use no provision for depreciation was made but the cost of replacement of fixed assets was charged against revenue in the year of purchase. This system has now been abandoned and it will be seen that depreciation is now provided in respect of all fixed assets.

     28. The value of the K.C.R. staff quarters at King's Park-previously written off on acquisition as a replacement-has been brought back to the balance sheet at cost whilst, at the same time, many old buildings have been included at a nominal value.

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     29. In recent years, the annual report has included, under this section, a note to the effect that land occupied by the railway appeared in the balance sheet at a figure well below market value and that no charge for its use was reflected in the railway accounts. The reprovision- ing of the railway workshops at Sha Tin raises a number of problems with regard to the treatment in the accounts of the land occupied and further problems will arise when the terminus is resited. To overcome them land has been excluded from the balance sheet and an annual rent charge has been included. Together these changes will give a truer financial picture of the Railway's operations.

30. A more conventional approach has been adopted in the presenta- tion of accumulated funds in the balance sheet and the item 'Renewals Fund for Plant and Rolling Stock' now appears as depreciation against the appropriate items under Fixed Assets.

31. The introduction of a Treasury Current Account under Current Assets arises from the accounting changes mentioned above and in particular the inclusion of the accounts required to link the accrual accounting system needed for commercial accounts with the Govern- ment cost accounting system.

     32. The principal increases in Fixed Assets consist of the reprovision- ing of the Railway Workshops at Sha Tin and ancillary works at a cost of $5,798,100, the construction of a new Running Shed in Hung Hom ($628,145) and the provision of additional plant and equipment for the Workshops ($362,366). Various improvements of the existing

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facilities such as extensions of platforms, erection of overhead bridges, etc., costing $397,541, were also carried out during the year.

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

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

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

35. Locomotives. Forty-five 5,000 mile inspections, twenty-nine 10,000 mile inspections, eight 30,000 mile inspections, five 60,000 mile inspections and two 120,000 mile inspections were performed on the nine diesel electric locomotives. Locomotive No. 51 had its wheels turned and running gears overhauled. Chrome-plated liners and standard size pistons were fitted to locomotive No. 57. All cylinder liners, pistons and exhaust valves of locomotive No. 55 were renewed. Locomotive No. 53 had its wiring in the control circuits renewed, one traction motor replaced, the commutator of the main generator ground and all injectors overhauled. Three main engine bearings of locomotive No. 59 were renewed. The auxiliary generator of locomotive No. 56 was overhauled. During the year locomotive No. 57 became the second locomotive in this railway fitted with chrome-plated liners. The merit of the chrome- plated liners as against step-sized pistons was fully realized in our experiment which commenced in late 1967. It was, therefore, decided that in the interest of economy, chrome-plating used liners would be accepted as our standard practice instead of reboring them and fitting larger pistons.

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36. The availability factor of the diesel locomotives was 90.63% being the highest figure since 1959-60. This was attributable to further improvements in the planned control of work schedules and less major repairs falling due in the period under review. Adequate motive power was made available at all times to cope with the larger volume of traffic which amounted to an increase of 31,227 train kilometres over the previous year.

37. The maintenance cost of the diesel electric locomotives was $0.566 per km. compared with $0.540 per km. in the previous year. The rise was mainly attributed to higher wages.

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38. Carriages and Wagons. All carriages and wagons were main- tained to an efficient state. In addition to routine maintenance and repair, one 65-ton crane, 18 carriages and 13 wagons were overhauled and painted and 37 carriages were given an intermediate inspection and repair which comprised the machining of wheel tyres and the re- conditioning of electrical equipment and running gears.

39. Electrical Work. All electric lighting, power signals and other electrical equipment on the railway were maintained to a good standard. 40. Work done for other Government Departments. A considerable amount of work was completed for other Government departments. The more important items included the manufacture of 340 iron castings, 46 phosphor bronze castings, 36 brass castings, 12 aluminium castings, 36 lead bricks, 1 lead castle, 40 guide ram boxes, 2 water dividers, 6 hot water cylinders, 1 chute system for a night deposit safe and the repair of 88 items of hospital equipment.

     41. Statistics. The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.21 kg. per engine km. compared with 3.25 kg. per engine km. in the previous year. Statistical statements relating to the analysis of train and locomo- tive 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

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

43. 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 1,130 lengths of 95-lb. rails, 2,800 cubic yards of stone ballast and 10,084 timber sleepers were renewed during the year.

(b) Badly corroded or worn track components were renewed wherever necessary. During the year 1,205 pairs of fishplates, 5,246 fishbolts and 6,045 dogspikes were replaced and 47,300 Macbeth spikes were used.

(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 11, 82, 10 and 10 were adjusted by adzing.

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(d) The expansion gaps of the rail joints in the main line and on

curves from Mile 11 to Mile 111⁄2 and from Mile 21 to Mile 211⁄2 were adjusted. A total of 4,600 rail anchors was added or replaced.

(e) Five turnouts at Hung Hom yard, Mong Kok, Sha Tin, University, Fanling and Lo Wu Stations were renewed. Four sets of switches were renewed at Kowloon, Sha Tin and Fanling Stations.

44.

Formation and Line Protection.

(a) The embankments and cuttings along the line were well main-

tained.

(b) Some 2,700 cubic yards of earth were sent out by ballast trains to repair the shoulders of embankments along the line. All the mile, kilometre and gradient posts from Kowloon to Lo Wu Stations were overhauled and repainted.

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

46. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in good order. 20 linear feet of plastic sheet ceiling on G.I. pipe frames were erected under the leaking roof inside Beacon Hill Tunnel to divert water to the side drains instead of allowing it to fall directly on the track.

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

(a) Major overhauls were completed to steel Bridges Nos. 9 and 38. The work included the renewal of a total of 11,000 rivets and the strengthening and renewal of structural parts with 93 cwts. of mild steel plates and 101 cwts. of mild steel angles. All bridges. were repainted and the parts subject to severe attack by corrosive discharge were protected by epoxy resin. The total area protected amounted to 1,154 square yards.

(b) The 20-foot span steel girders on Bridges Nos. 30, 31 and 35 were reinforced with mild steel cross-beams and the stone templates on the abutments and piers were replaced with cement

concrete.

(c) The steel girders of Bridge No. 28 with a span of 20 feet and Bridge No. 34 with two 20-foot spans were replaced with precast

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 reinforced concrete slab deckings resting on new concrete templates in the abutments and piers.

(d) The timber decking on Bridge No. 38 was renewed. 218 sleepers

were renewed on Bridges Nos. 28, 29, 34 and 38.

     48. Road Level Crossings. During the year two new level crossings were installed, one at Blackheads on the branch line leading to the Running Shed and another on Nos. 1 and 2 Roads at Blackheads Goods Yard for access to the Waterworks pump house. Four temporary crossings were also installed on the Running Shed line at Hung Hom Reclamation for access to (a) Vantage Godown (b) C.M.A. Exhibition ground and (c) Harbour Tunnel Works Area (2 crossings).

49. Station Yards and Platforms. E

(a) At Fanling Station, 2,053 square yardhe station platform

were re-surfaced with cement concrete.

(b) At Lo Wu Station, 600 square yards of track were surfaced with cement concrete to provide more waiting space for passengers during the Chinese New Year and other festival periods.

(c) At Tai Po Market Station, 1,520 square yards of the station yard

were re-surfaced with cement concrete.

     50. Station Buildings. The station buildings at Tai Po Kau, Fanling, Wo Hop Shek and Lo Wu and the Railway Restaurant at Lo Wu were repaired and re-decorated. A new store room was built at Mong Kok Station.

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

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Flat 4B, Wylie Court, Traffic Staff Quarters at Sha Tin, Tai Po Market, Fanling and Lo Wu Stations, Permanent Way Staff Quarters at Fanling and Headman's Quarters and Ganghut at Cha Hang.

52. New Works and Improvements.

(a) For the safety of the villagers and picnickers crossing the railway track north of Sha Tin Station, a precast reinforced concrete over- head footbridge with a span of 313 feet was constructed at Mile 7. Some 620 linear feet of cement path and fence were also provided for pedestrians using the bridge.

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(b) For the safety of passengers crossing the line during train move- ments at Fanling Station, a steel lattice girder overhead footbridge with a span of 691 feet was constructed.

(c) For controlling crowds during the Ching Ming and Chung Yeung Festivals, 525 linear yards of additional movable steel barrier were erected at Wo Hop Shek Station and 445 linear yards of new steel barrier were erected on the platforms of Fanling Station.

(d) To cope with the running of longer trains, the platforms at the

following stations were extended.

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(i) At Mong Kok Station, No. 1 platform was lengthened by 78 feet to 1,093 feet and No. 2 platform by 70 feet to 1,028 feet.

(ii) At Sha Tin Station, the eastern platform was extended by 140 feet and the western one by 90 feet to 1,130 feet and 1,040 feet respectively.

(iii) At University Station, No. 2 platform was lengthened by

253 feet to 1,024 feet.

(iv) At Tai Po Kau Station, No. 2 platform was extended by 310

feet to 1,081 feet.

(v) At Tai Po Market Station, No. 1 platform was extended by 214 feet and No. 2 platform by 100 feet to 1,182 feet and 1,048 feet respectively.

(vi) At Fanling Station, No. I platform was lengthened by 210 feet and No. 2 platform by 218 feet to 1,090 feet and 1,088 feet respectively. BL

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

150 feet to 1,114 feet.

(e) An additional waiting shelter 100 feet by 12 feet was constructed

at Tai Po Market Station.

(f) For the convenience of passengers using the new subway north. of Sha Tin Station the unpaved area of 650 square yards adjacent to the east approach of the subway was surfaced with cement

concrete.

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

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Description

Area (sq. ft.) Annual Rental

$

Club House and Sports Ground

126,936

20.00

...

Motor Car Garage and Service Station

13,983

10,988.00

Storage

23,728

10,729.00

Cultivation and Gardening

951,204

3,655.00

Various Other Purposes

254,279

23,372.00

Total

1,370,130

48,764.00

       54. Advertising Space. Advertising space let during the year was 9,342 square feet to a total value of $430,285.90.

STAFF

        55. The establishment of the Railway as at 31st March, 1970 was as follows:

228 pensionable officers

507 non-pensionable officers

735

There was a decrease of five from the previous year.

       Fifteen officers retired during the year after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 11 to 36 years.

        56. Mr. H. G. HALL, filled the post of Treasury Accountant, Railway, from 7th June to 19th August, 1969, during Mr. I. AGAFUROFF's absence on vacation leave in the U.S.A.

        57. Mr. W. WALKER, Railway Workshop Officer, was on vacation leave in the United Kingdom from 16th April to 7th November, 1969.

        58. Mr. LAI Shu-yan, Assistant Way and Works Engineer, visited Britain between 30th April and 1st August, 1969, on a Merit Trip awarded to him by the Hong Kong Government. During his stay there, he was attached for eight weeks to the British Railways' South Division at Wimbledon, London.

59.

TRAINING

Departmental in-service training was carried out at all levels. 61 officers, mostly from the Traffic Section, attended first aid courses con- ducted by the St. John's Ambulance Association and Brigade and

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 passed the requisite examinations. Three apprentices completed their indentures and were awarded certificates of apprenticeship. Mr. Ho Kwok-chung, Foreman, Class I, was sent on 25th May, 1969, to Britain to attend a one-year Railway Workshops Training Course with the British Railways and the London Underground Railways.

STAFF WELFARE

  60. Leave. The earned leave granted to officers during the year for a total staff of 735 amounted to:

3,879 days vacation leave

8,165 days casual leave

  Total sick leave for the year on full and half pay amounted to 1,787 days. One hundred and thirty-eight days leave without pay and 91 days maternity leave were also approved.

61. Railway Club. The Railway Club, run entirely on subscriptions from railway staff, continued to prosper. In March 1970, there were 339 members.

  62. Credit Union. The Credit Union of the Railway Workshops, which was established last year, had a membership of 74. Outstanding loans amounted to $15,550 at the close of the year.

  63. Sports. The Railway Club's representatives participated in a P.W.D. Swimming Gala and in the inter-departmental relay races at the annual sports meetings held by the Civil Aid Services, the Royal Hong Kong Police and the Urban Services Department. The Club's team also took part in several miniature football tournaments. The annual intra- departmental miniature football competition for the 'U-Lam' Cup this year was won by the Running Shed team.

  64. Education. The Railway Club School continued to function successfully with 359 pupils in nine classes ranging from Junior I to Form II, with two parallel Form I classes. On the advice of the Educa- tion Department the Special Form I was discontinued and so as to keep in line with the system throughout the Colony the usual Form I was established instead. Secondary Form II was added in September 1969. There were eleven members on the teaching staff including the Head-

master.

  The pupils' attendance was good, with an average of 98.9%. Of the 21 candidates who took part in the Secondary School Entrance

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Examinations, 8 pupils did particularly well and gained Government- allocated free places in Secondary Schools, and 7 obtained passes in all subjects.

65. Canteen Facilities. The Club's canteen at Hung Hom and the Railway Workshops' Canteen at Ho Tung Lau, Sha Tin, provided inexpensive meals and catered for large numbers of Railway staff.

30th June,1970.

P. H. LAM, General Manager, Railway.

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APPENDIX I

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS

1967-1968

1968-1969

1969-1970

1.

Route Kilometrage-Operated

2.

Gross Railway Receipts

3.

Railway Operating Revenue

Railway Operating Expenditure

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$12,593,187 $11,839,426 $ 9,718,674

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36

$14,976,865

$15,999,605

$14,293,654

$15,170,761

$10,464,706

$11,313,332

5.

Nett Operating Revenue

$ 2,120,752

$ 3,828,948

$ 3,857,429

6.

Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway Operating

Revenue

82.09

73.21

74.57

7.

Capital Investment

$56,263,172

$56,168,255

$27,972,861

8.

9.

11.

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

$

3.76

328,873

6.82

13.79

$

$

69 69 69

12.

13.

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

14.

Goods Receipts

269,963

$ 7,021,614

55.76

9,279,192 $ 4,741,719

397,046 $ 421,410

290,686

$ 7,396,686

49.39

9,649,084

$ 6,821,346

$ 7,928,002

49.55

10,299,164

$

314,259

15.

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

16.

Tons of Goods Hauled

37.65

566,452

$ 7,171,801

45.55

819,354

44.83

889,396

17.

Revenue from other sources

1967-68

1968-69

1969-70

Rentals

$336,883

$340,840 $377,709/

Incidentals

$ 34,472

$ 4,394 $ 15,649

Central Mechanical

Workshops Services

$ 76,093

Advertising

$296,108

$ 75,622 $ 70,958 $336,937 $430,286

Sale of Surplus and

Condemned Stores

$ 86,298 $ 1,040

$ 5,200

$ 829,854 $ 758,833 $

899,802

18.

Percentage of Revenue from other sources to Gross Railway Receipts

6.59

5.06

5.62

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1970

APPENDIX II

Expenditure

Traffic Expenses

1969-70

1968-69

Revenue

$

¦

$

Traffic Running Expenses 1,303,414

$

1,054,183

Traffic Salaries and

General Expenses

2,366,979,

3,670,393 2,112,.

Maintenance

Mechanical

2,190,738

2,215,365

ΕΝΟΙ

Passenge Services

1969-70

$ 1

7,928,002

$

$

1968-69

$

7,396,686

3,226,556||

Goods Services

Workshop Services,

7,171,801

6,821,346

:

70,958 15,170,761|

75,622.

14,293,654

Way and Structures

3,154,346 5,345,084 3,401,831|

5,617,196

Rainstorm Damage

3351

7,603

Depreciation

Plant

85,028

Rolling Stock

1,563,820

Other

648,672 2,297,520

Contribution to Renewals

...

Fund

Gross Operating Profit C/F

1,613,351

11,313,332

10,464,706

3,857,429

3,828,948

15,170,761

14,293,654

15,170,761

14,293,654

17

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1970

C LIB

Expenditure

1969-70

$

Administrative and General

Expenses and Salaries

including charges for

Medical and Dental

Services

1,063,524

Loss on disposal of Fixed Assets

28,303

Contribution in lieu of

Rates and Duty

606,024

Interest

84,094

Rent

820,000

Stores Charges

64,366;

Nett Profit C/Fwd. to

Balance Sheet

Note:

2,666,311

2,019,962

4,686,273

1968-69

Revenue

1969-70

1968-69

$

$

$

$

$

Gross Operating Profit

3,857,429

$

3,828,948

Rents and Incidental Revenue

823,644

682,171

988,776

11,193

Proceeds of Sales of Surplus! Stores

5,200

828,844 1,040

683,211

577,613

287,906,

R

65.795

1,931,283

ARIE

$2,580,876

4,512 159

The format of the accounts for 1969-70 has been revised. Please see paragraphs 27-33 of the report.

4,686,273,

4,512,159

4.

:

APPENDIX III

As at 31st March, 1969

At Cost

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARCH, 1969 AND 1970

ΚΟΙ

At Cost

As at 31st March, 1970

Depreciation

$

Nett Book

Value

$

ASSETS

Fixed Assets

,

8,228,391

|

Land and Formation

3,599,937

1,460,193

172,024

10,000

1,796,406

1,540,261

3,948,328

Tunnels

Bridges

Line Protection

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches

Buildings

2,158,198

Plant

33,254,517

56,168,255

Rolling Stock

3,599,937

128,569

3,471,368

1,460,193

52,150

1,408,043

172,024

6,144

165,880

10,240

357

9,883

3,727,743

133,134

3,594,609

1,610,561

80,528

1,530,033

7,461,633

247,790

7,213,843

2,418,830

1,221,584

33,254,517

23,872,561

1,197,246

9,381,956 27,972,861

100,322

229,382

329,704

56,497,959

61,615

1,681,880

14,775,402 23,556,550

16,422,512

54,754,464

56,497,959

Current Assets Cash

Treasury Current account Advances and Sundry Debtors

Accumulated Funds

As at 1.4.69

LIABILITIES

Balance of Profit & Loss A/C B/Fwd.

Current Liabilities

Miscellaneous Deposits

Funds Provided by Government,

Investment Account

PDS

Funds Provided by Railway Operation Rehabilitation Loan Redeemed Renewals Fund for Plant & Rolling Stock Profit & Loss Appropriation Account

53,715,678 25,742,817

39,440

3,238,788

310,266

3,588,494

31,561,355

29,473,842

2,019,962 31,493,804

67,551

31,561,355

Note: The format of the accounts for 1969-70 has been revised.

Please see paragraphs 27-33 of the report.

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

APPENDIX IV

PART I

Current Year

Previous Year

(April 1969

March 1970)

Percentage of

Revenue

Kinds of Ticket Used

Passenger Passenger Journeys

Total

Total

Passenger

Revenue

Kilometres

Passenger

Journeys

Kilome-

tres

Total

Passenger Revenue

$

'Ordinary:

350,988.20

First...

639,313.50

Second

4,083,170.20

Third

Government:

251,998

4,537,064

430,065.75

2.45 2.52 5.43

618,718 10,618,915

5,521,699

91,296,779

789,007.45 6.01 5.91 4,518,052.70 53.61 50.81

9.95

56.98

64,351.20 First..

185,755.50 Second

27,592

609,625

62,087.80

0.27

0.34

0.78

91,087

1,821,956

155,034.75

0.88 1.01

1.96

226,386.40 Third

162,770

3,092,710

178,560.40

1.58

1.72

2.25

Excursion:

5,322.90

First..

416

12,480

967.00

0.005

0.01

0.01

30,317.30

Second

379

11,360

686.65

0.005

0.01

0.01

12,866.45

Third

716

20,380

861.25

0.01

0.01

0.01

23,850.00

Platform Tickets

52,529

26,264.50

0.51

0.33

57,886.20

Excess Fares

69,123.40

0.87

Season & Monthly Tickets:

42,460.00

First.

36,520

626,810

41,742.50

0.35 0.35

0.53

174,729.20

Second

236,140

4,986,590

193,296.70

2.29

2.77

2.44

719,853.05

Third

1,265,080

26,301,812

717,715.50

12.28 14.64

9.05

773,936.00

Scholar Tickets

2,030,520

35,671 $40

737,035.50

19.72

19.85

9.30

5,500.00

Golfing Tickets

3,000

87,200

7,500.00

0.03

0.05

0.10

(A) 7,396,686.10

6,527,487.55 869,198.55

(A) 7,396,686.10

Total-Part I

10,299,164 | 179,695,22

(B)7,928,001.85

100.00

100.00

100.00

1

Public

7,153,635.65

Government

774,366.20

(B) 7,928,001.85

19

20

20

D

PASSENGER SERVICE

PART II

APPENDIX IV-Contd.

Previous

Year

Current Year

(April 1969

March 1970)

Percentage of

:

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

Inward

or

Outward

Number of

Passenger

Carried

Passenger

Kilometreş

Revenue

Pas- Number senger Carried Kilo-

metres

Reve-

nue

$

$

Passenger Service

424,867.00

Inward

388,144

Bookings to and from Lo Wu

11,354,359

536,818.65 3.77 6.32

6.77

541,510.85

23,850.00

Platform Tickets

LIBR

Outward

399,896 12,198,044 554,974.30 3.88

6.79

7.00

52,529

26,264.50 0.51

0.33

3,196,151.90

Bookings to and from stations other than Lo Wu

Inward

E

4,703,545 72,281,771 3,353,793.65 45.67

40.22

42.30

3,210,306.35

Outward

4,755,050 83,861,050

3,456,150.75 46.17 46.67 43.60

7,396,686.10

Total

10,299,164 | 179,695,221 7,928,001.85 100.00 100.00 100.00

ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

APPENDIX V

PART I-

Goods Service (Goods)

Previous Year

Current Year (April 1969

March 1970)

Percentage of

Kilo-

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Number of Kilograms carried

Kilogram Kilometres

Kilo-

Revenue

gram

Reve-

grams

Carried

Kilo- nue

metres

$

$

General Merchandise

5,483,376.55|

15,906.40

Invoiced to and from Lo Wu

Inward 887,928,480 30,135,082,391|

Outward

809,540

27,502,360|

3,204.20

Invoiced to and from

Inward

363,050

6,332,805

3,013.50

(A)5,505,500.65|

stations other than Lo Wu

Total

Outward

295,320

4,592,034

5,505,500.65

(A)5,505,500.65

Part I

Public

Government

99.84 99.87 80.14

9,378.45 0.09 0.09 0.13 3,052.90 0.04 0.02 0.04 2,757.10 0.03 0.02 0.04

889,396,390 30,173,509,590. (B)5,762,694.30 100.00 100.00 80.35

5,747,505.85

21

5,762,694.30

UBLI

(B)5,762,694.30

PART II GOODS SERVICE (OTHER)

Previous Year

Revenue

$

1,158,826.17, Handling Receipts

14,836.50 Baggage & Specie 1,679.15 Parcels

23,021.00 Carriage & Animals 2,880.10 Lavatories

114,602.40 Postal

1,315,845.32| Total 6,821,345.97|

Current Year (April 1969

March 197

Percentage of

Revenue

Reve-

nue

Particulars

$

Part II

Total

Part I & II

PRARIES

1,271,523.96|

17.73

13,618.60

0.19

1,635.55

0.02

17,279.00

0.24

4,007.10

0.06

101,042.40

1.41

1,409,106.61

19.65

7,171,800.91

100.00

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE

(APRIL 1969 - March 1970)

-

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

Classification

Rail-Bus Kilometrage

1968-69 1969-70

1968-69

1969-70

Passenger

504,263.82 522,799.49

Train Kilome-

Goods

113,461.85 124,395.00

trage

Military Special Ballast Train

197.91

9,385.30 11,341.85 9,875.00 5,767.00

Total Train Kilometrage

5627,308.88 658,536.34

9,875.00 5,767.00

Locomo-Train Kilometrage

tive Light Locomotive

Kilome-

trage Shunting Locomotive

Total Locomotive

Kilometrage

627,308.88 658,536.34

17,327.33 22,733.57 44,921.67 41,665.06

689,557.88 722,934.97|

HO

APPENDIX VII

RAR

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1969 MARCH 1970)

Previous Year

1968-69

$393,110.32

Current Year 1969-70

1. Total cost of diesel oil for main line running... $399,102.97

$ 190.80

2. Average cost per ton

$

185.50

...

$

0.61

2,060.3266

3. Cost per engine kilometrage

$

0.59

4.

Total weight of diesel oil for main line

running (ton)

2,151.4985

3.25

5. Weight per engine kilometrage in Kg. 143.8356 6. Total weight of diesel oil for shunting (ton)

3.21

131.5916

3.25

7. Weight per shunting kilometrage in Kg.

3.21

22

22

APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1969 -- March 1970)

Previous Year 1968-69

6,382.00

1.245

Current Year 1969-70

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

...

6,345.00

1.200

2. Consumption per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

(APRIL 1969 - MARCH 1970)

APPENDIX IX

HO

Previous Year

1968-69

Current Year 1969-70

$

0.540

53,145.11

1. Average cost of repair per Locomotive

annum

P. BLIC

2. Average cost of repair per engine km.

(Labour & material only)

PeLIBR

57,697.39

0.566

14,346.27

3. Average cost of repair per passenger car per

annum

14,993.71

935.99

4. Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

annum

936.06

0.0372

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

for diesel electric locomotives

4.02

6. Average cost of crank case oil for diesel

electric locomotive per gal.

...

0.0334

3.80

23

24

Engine Number

Engine Type

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-MOTIVE POWER

PRIL 1969 - MARCH 1970)

Diesel Electric Locomotives

2

3

4 5 6 | 7 | 8

10

11 12 13

14

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded)

Number of Drivers

Fuel Oil

Lubricating Oil

ONG PLE

Cooling Water

Sand

51 General Motors

G12-1125 H.P. D15

71

tons

8 770 138

52 12-567C

53 General Motors

APPENDIX X

17

18 | 19 | 20 | 21

22

23

24

Bogie Centres

Driving Wheel Diameter

Bogie Rigid Wheel Base

Length over Head Stocks

Height over Rail Level

Width over Handrails

Gear Ratio

Maximum Permissible Speed

Total Stock at the Beginning of the year

Additions during the year

Total Stock at the end of the year

Reductions during the year

Average Age of Class

170 12 cub. 26′-6′′ 40′′ | 8′-0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14| feet

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

12-567C

54 G12-1310 H.P. D12 55

72

8 770 138] 170

tons

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

200

BRAB

62

M.P.H.

26'-6" 40" 8′-0′′44′-6′′| 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 6."|4| 62

3

M.P.H.

1

T

T

Maximum Tractive Effort

2

14 years

& 8

39,760

lbs. 25%

months Adhesion

Continuous Tractive Effort

28,000

lbs.

3

12 years!

& 8

40,320

29,300

lbs. 25%

lbs.

months Adhesion

16-567C

56 General Motors

57 G16-1800 H.P. D29 98.3 12 664 166 174.3 12 cub. 37′-0 40*12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 1 3/- 58 tons] I.G. I.G. I.G.

feet

*-3′′ 63/14

62

M.P.H.

3

т

3

8 years

& 7

months

66,050 50,520

lbs. 30%

lbs.

Adhesion

59 General Motors

G16-1800 H.P. D32 | 98.5 12 625 166 175 16--567C tons I.G. I.G. I.G.

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

62

1

1

M.P.H.

3 years

& 9

months

66,153

50,520

lbs. 30% Adhesion

lbs.

9

APPENDIX XI

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

(APRIL 1969

MARCH 1970)

I

2

3

4

6

7

8

Average

Tare of

Seating

Classification

Capacity

each class

(Passenger)

Total Stock|

at the

Beginning

Total

Additions Reductions Total Stock during the during the

at the end

year

(ton)

of the year

year

Seating

Capacity of the year (Passenger)

Ton

Cwt.

First Class Carriage ..

42

First Class Carriage

42

First Class Compartment Carriage... 49

Second Class Carriage

47

Second Class Carriage

38

Second Class Carriage

38

Second Class Carriage

37

Third Class Carriage Third Class Carriage

35

35

Third Class Carriage

40

Third Class Carriage

44

33530212863

64

68

64

68

52

54

64

128

108

433212649.

2(A)|

2(B)

16 |

122

11

120

11

11

2432-284^==

128

340

192

136

52

108

512

512

972

1,342

1,320

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

36

3

50

4

1(C)

3

150

...

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

36

3

58

(D)

1

58

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

41

19

68

5

340

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

45

18

67

3

3

201

70

3

3

70

6,363

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

tyls

(C) Converted to 58 seating capacity, 3rd Class and Brake Composite Carriage.

(D) Converted from (C).

25

26

11

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-GOODS WAGONS

(April 1969 - March 1970).

APPENDIX XII

1

2

3

6

7

8

9

Total

Reduc-

Total

Overall

Classification

PUB

Length

Average

Tare of of Wagon Each Class

Stock at Additions

Total

Carrying

tions

Stock at

the begin-

Capacity

during

ning of

the year

during

the year

the year

the end of

the year

Carrying

Capacity

Ton Cwt.

Ton

Ton

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

41'-1′′

21

19

441

7

3114

Flat 45 Metric Ton

45'-0" 17

12

45

10

450

Flat 45 Metric Ton

45'-0"

19

0

44

1

44

Flat 80 Ton

32′-0′′

27

13

80

2

160

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton|

45'-0"

18

12

45 7/20

10

4531

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 Metric Ton

40'-0" 19

0

44

1

44

Highsided Open 45 Metric Ton

45'-0" 19

12

442/5,

Covered 442 Metric Ton

40'-0", 20

0

44

288

25

80

...

20

25

1,110

80 3,520

Well 50 Ton

32'-0" 25

12

50

1

1

50

...

Cattle Wagon

45'-0"

444

4

Brake Van 10 1/6 Metric Ton

35'-0"

19

3

10

45

4

4 5

5

176

50

146

146 6,369

27

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

(APRIL 1969 - March 1970)

H

3

5

APPENDIX XIII

1

29

Classification

Average Tare of each

Total

Stock at the

Class

beginning of

the year

Ton

Cwt.

87

PUBLIC

65 Ton Brake-down Crane

RT-3 Motor Trolley with Trailer

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

1

2

1

18

(Trailer)

dditions

Muring the

year

Reductions

during

the year

Total

Stock at the end of the

year

1

1

6

1

1

IBRARIES

3

3

0

200

HO

400

600

800

331,037

63/64

64/65

65/66

28

317,324

420,941

405,705

APPENDIX XIV

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS

(IN & OUT)

OUT

共圖

圖書館

467,055

444,113

333,254

346,072

304,001

284,497

330,669

304,421

66/67

67/68 68/69 69/70

S

399,896

388,144

10

TOTAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

APPENDIX XV

9

8

港公共圖書館

6

S

4

3

لي

HONG KOX

60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70

FINANCIAL YEARS

29

APPENDIX XVI

10

公共圖書及

LOCAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

LONG

GXONG

3

IBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRA

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

68/69 69/70

FINANCIAL YEARS

30

GOODS (IN THOUSAND METRIC TONS)

1,100

1,000

900

800

700

香港公

APPENDIX XVII

600

500

400

300

200

100

LIBRARIES

KONG PUBLIC

60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66_66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70

FINANCIAL YEARS

31

APPENDIX XVIII

REVENUE (IN $ 1 MILLIONS)

17

16-

15

14

13

12

7

HONG

GROSS REVENUE

PASSENGERS REVENUE

ÁRIAS

3

2

GOODS REVENUE

PUBLIC LIB

60/61 61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70

FINANCIAL YEARS

322

書館

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