Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hong Kong's Trams


Postcard image credit to ©Keith Macgregor.


For nearly 100 years electric trams have provided reliable public transport along the north of Hong Kong Island. At night they trundle through a blaze of electric signage.



 

Postcard image credit to ©Keith Macgregor.


Hong Kong's oldest form of mechanical transport, the Peak Tram opened in 1888.
Originally run by steam it converted to electricity in 1926 and then to microprocessor control in 1989. The upper teminus is 397 metres (1302 ft) above sea level and the single journey takes 8 minutes from the lower terminus in St John's Building.



5 comments:

postcardparadise said...

I love trams. Thanks for posting these!
Christine

Petitek79 said...

Wow! I like metro, but cards are very very nice.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Good to see trams still trundling ! have a good day!

postcrossingandotherthingsilike said...

wow they are both superb cards!

bergsjo said...

Very nice cards! =)

Did you take the pictures or are the postcards that you have actually bought?
I would like to make a remake of the top postcard for practice. Is it okay with you? If it is, I would also like to post it in a blog I have. I will linkto your page and give you credit.