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Photos from my 2016 trip to Hong Kong

4 April 2018 20:40 PM

It has taken me almost 18 months, but I have finally finished uploading the photographs I took on my 2016 trip to Hong Kong.

MTR East Rail train passes Shatin to Central Link works at Hung Hom station

My itinerary.

  • Day 1: arrival
  • Day 2: Kowloon
  • Day 3: Peng Chau and Kowloon
  • Day 4: Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
  • Day 5: Lamma Island and Tai O
  • Day 6: Shek O
  • Day 7: MTR Light Rail
  • Day 8: Hong Kong Island
  • Day 9: Sha Tin and Ma On Shan
  • Day 10: Macau
  • Day 11: Mong Kok
  • Day 12: Hong Kong Airport

I also spent another 24 hours in Hong Kong, staying overnight at the Regal Airport Hotel overlooking Hong (...)

1000 likes on Facebook

13 February 2018 16:10 PM

It has taken a few years, but the Wongm's Rail Gallery page on Facebook has hit 1000 likes.

1000 likes on Facebook

(And if you take a really close look at the image, you might see a few familiar photos)

Follow me on Facebook and Twitter

30 January 2018 14:17 PM

If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to follow Wongm's Rail Gallery on Facebook or Twitter.  Find out when new photos are uploaded to the site, peek into the archives with my daily 'on this day' posts, and take a deeper look back in time with my 'photos from ten years ago' series each month.

Unusual workings for the V/Line P class locomotives

28 August 2017 12:05 PM

Over the years V/Line's fleet of P class locomotives have been seen on some unusual workings. Here is a selection.

Freight Australia liveried P23 on hire to V/Line, leading an eight car push-pull H set out of Geelong on a Commonwealth Games special (March 24, 2006)

Freight Australia liveried P23 leads a push-pull H set out of Geelong

This website is now mobile friendly

30 December 2016 13:27 PM

If you've tried to visit this using using your mobile phone before now, you've probably had to do lots of scrolling around in order to see the photos.

But scroll no more - I've updated the look and feel of this site so it automatically resizes for smaller screens, so that it doesn't matter what device you are using.

Yet another visit to Hong Kong

28 September 2016 00:00 AM

Time flies as you get older, and for me it is no different - I've just returned from yet another visit to Hong Kong. This time around my young son was also along for the ride, with twelve days spent visiting family and sightseeing around Hong Kong, plus a short stopover on the way back home from somewhere else.

Looking down on the still to be completed West Kowloon Terminus of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL)

I still managed to visit a number of new places in Hong Kong - the village of Tai O on Lantau Island, Shek O beach on Hong Kong Island, a visit to the quiet island of Peng Chau, and a night spent in a hotel overlooking Hong (...)

Playing catchup after a trip to New South Wales

6 November 2015 18:36 PM

In October I spent a week up in New South Wales, and managed to see some trains along the way - the photos of which I have just finished uploading!

8152 and 8169 lead a grain train north out of Cootamundra

As to what I saw:

  • Day 1 and day 2: driving north from Victoria via Albury and Goulburn.
  • Day 3 and day 4: out and about in Sydney.
  • Day 5: Cootamundra, Junee and Harefield.
  • Day 6: Wangaratta, Benalla and Violet Town.

Photos from my 2013 trip to China

14 October 2015 00:00 AM

It has taken me almost two years, but I have finally finished uploading the photographs I took on my 2013 trip to China.

China Railways high speed trains stabled outside Shanghai Hongqiao railway station

I spent a week on the 'mainland' visiting the cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xi'an:

  • Day 1: arrive into Shanghai from Melbourne, riding the Maglev from Pudong Airport, and checking out The Bund.
  • Day 2: Visiting Pudong, riding the Shanghai Metro, inspecting the rubber-tyred Translor tram, and watching mainline trains at Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Day 3: Shanghai to Beijing by high-speed train, and exploring the Beijing Metro
  • Day 4: Template of Heaven.
  • (...)

Short trip to the Gold Coast

8 September 2015 20:15 PM

Last week I paid a short visit to the Gold Coast - you can find my photos from the day here.

Flexity #11 stops at Cavill Avenue station

Trip to Adelaide, plus R707 on the side

25 July 2015 15:58 PM

I've been busy for the past few weeks, but I've finally caught up with my backlog of photos.

First up - a long weekend featureing Melbourne to Adelaide on The Overland, a day exploring adelaide, and finally catching The Overland back east.

A-City 4013 ready to depart from Seaford

 And I also went out to see R707, R711 and R761 run a triple headed steam special to Seymour the week after.

R707 leads R761 and R711 through Newmarket on the down trip