20 December 2006
"KCR, Then and Now" published
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) has published a book "KCR, Then and Now" (百載鐵道情) to celebrate the history and achievements of the Kowloon-Canton Railway since it came into operation in 1910. The book, published by ET Press, made its debut in a launch ceremony today.
"KCR, Then and Now" presents a good account of the evolvement of Kowloon-Canton Railway's trains, alignment, stations, network, operations and management over the past 96 years. It records the history of railway development in Hong Kong from the age of steam engines to the age of electrification. The book also assembles anecdotes and memories from KCR staff and railway fans to give the stories a human touch.
Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC, said at today's book launch ceremony that "KCR, Then and Now" traced how Kowloon-Canton Railway's development had been closely related to the daily lives of Hong Kong people. Ir James Blake thanked the individuals and the government departments for contributing their collection of photographs and information for the publication of "KCR, Then and Now".
Other guests officiating at today's launch ceremony included Mr Ming Kay Chuen, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Mr Arthur Shek, Publisher of ET Press.
Selected photos from "KCR, Then and Now" will be on display at East Rail Hung Hom Station from now till 28 December. The exhibition will then be staged at Mong Kok Station from 29 December 2006 to 4 January 2007.
"KCR, Then and Now", priced at $88, is available for sale at designated KCR Customer Services Centres (East Rail: Hung Hom Station, Sha Tin Station, Sheung Shui Station, Lo Wu Station; West Rail: Tin Shui Wai Station, Siu Hong Station; Light Rail: Yuen Long Terminus and Ferry Pier Terminus), as well as at major book stores. Net proceeds generated from the sale of the book will be donated to Lifeline Express for charity use.
 
Ir James Blake (middle, back row), Chief Executive Officer of KCRC, Mr Ming Kay Chuen (second from the right, back row), Chief Curator of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and Mr Arthur Shek (fourth from the right, back row), Publisher of ET Press officiated at today’s launching ceremony of "KCR, Then and Now".
 
Ir James Blake, Chief Executive Officer of KCRC said at today' ceremony that "KCR, Then and Now" presented a good account of the evolvement of Kowloon-Canton Railway since it came into operation in 1910.
 
Net proceeds generated from the sale of "KCR, Then and Now", priced at $88, will be donated to Lifeline Express for charity use.