Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 9: The Tram Catalogue

As promised from the last posting about the trams in Hong Kong, here is the “tram catalogue”. This is basically a collection of mostly front-shots of the numbered trams as seen in Hong Kong on my tram day, 8th January 2015. The shots themselves were taken with various lenses out of moving trams, and at strange angles, so some shots are higher resolution and less blurry than others. With the shots, you can begin to notice some subtle differences in the different trams.

As this post is very image heavy with 92 images (and hence server intensive), and might not be to everyone’s interest, I shall cut it off here … so click through if you’d like to see the whole post (unless you’ve visited the post directly, in which case, you will see all the images).

The Tram Catalogue

Listed here will be the images of all the spotted trams, click through for full size. A listing of their observed liveries as of 8th January 2015 will be listed after each grouping. Pay close attention to the configuration of the display boards, bolts, rivets, windows, handrails and seats.

001 006 008

  • Tram #1 – Blue Diamond Almonds
  • Tram #6 – Double Cove Starview Prime (Phase 3)
  • Tram #8 – Bank of China

011s013 014

  • Tram #11 – Bank of China
  • Tram #13 – Lindt
  • Tram #14 – Similac EyeQ Plus

015 017 020 021

  • Tram #15 – Wing Lung Bank
  • Tram #17 – China Life
  • Tram #20 – Standard Chartered
  • Tram #21 – Turbo Italy

023 024 025 026

  • Tram #23 – Ulferts
  • Tram #24 – Landmark
  • Tram #25 – Public Bank
  • Tram #26 – OCBC Wing Hang

030 031 032 036

  • Tram #30 – IAQ Certification Scheme
  • Tram #31 – PolyU DBA
  • Tram #32 – Similac EyeQ Plus
  • Tram #36 – China Merchants Bank

038 039 041 043

  • Tram #38 – ? (Sadly, I can’t read Chinese)
  • Tram #39 – Bank of China
  • Tram #41 – Alain Mikli Lunettes
  • Tram #43 – Landmark

046 049 050 052

  • Tram #46 – Bank of China
  • Tram #49 – World Boutique Hong Kong
  • Tram #50 – Wing Lung Bank
  • Tram #52 – China Merchants Bank

053 055 056 057

  • Tram #53 – Standard Chartered
  • Tram #55 – CPA Australia
  • Tram #56 – Emperor
  • Tram #57 – Tissot

058 059 062

  • Tram #58 – Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Tram #59 – Education Post/South China Morning Post
  • Tram #62 – Landmark

064 065 066 068

  • Tram #64 – China Merchants Bank
  • Tram #65 – Bank of China
  • Tram #66 – Sands Resorts
  • Tram #68 – Hong Kong Jockey Club

069 072 073 074

  • Tram #69 – Owl
  • Tram #72 – ? (Some App. Eugh)
  • Tram #73 – ? (Can’t read Chinese)
  • Tram #74 – (Some local branded) Iced Tea

075 076 084 087b

  • Tram #75 – ?
  • Tram #76 – Staedtler
  • Tram #84 – BOCG Insurange
  • Tram #87 – Double Cove Starview Prime (Phase 3)

092 094 095r 097

  • Tram #92 – Arte Madrid
  • Tram #94 – Turbo Italy
  • Tram #95 – China Merchants Bank
  • Tram #97 – Wing Lung Insurance

098 099 101 105

  • Tram #98 – Mikimoto
  • Tram #99 – Emperor
  • Tram #101 – China Merchants Bank
  • Tram #105 – OCBC Wing Hang

106 109 111 112b

  • Tram #106 – Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Tram #109 – Similac EyeQ Plus
  • Tram #111 – OCBC Wing Hang
  • Tram #112 – Public Bank

114 115b 116

  • Tram #114 – Turbo Italy
  • Tram #115 – Staedtler
  • Tram #116 – Sands Resorts

117 118 120 121

  • Tram #117 – Tissot
  • Tram #118 – Swarovski
  • Tram #120 – ?
  • Tram #121 – Bank of China

123 124 127 129

  • Tram #123 – The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education
  • Tram #124 – Bank of China
  • Tram #127 – China Life
  • Tram #129 – Lee

132 135 137

  • Tram #132 –  Chantecler Capri
  • Tram #135 – Bank of China
  • Tram #137 – Alain Mikli Lunettes

138 141 145 147

  • Tram #138 – Rimowa
  • Tram #141 – ? (Some app … again)
  • Tram #145 – ?
  • Tram #147 – OCBC Wing Hang

148o 150 151 152

  • Tram #148 – China Merchants Bank
  • Tram #150 – Hong Kong Polytechnic University MBA
  • Tram #151 – Hong Kong (Tourism)
  • Tram #152 – Hong Kong Jockey Club

154 155s

  • Tram #154 – China Life
  • Tram #155 – Sands Resorts

156 157 159 161r

  • Tram #156 – CPA Australia
  • Tram #157 – Emperor
  • Tram #159 – Landmark
  • Tram #161 – Hong Kong Jockey Club

162 163 165 168b

  • Tram #162 – BOCG Insurance
  • Tram #163 – CUHK Business School
  • Tram #165 – Double Cove Starview Prime (Phase 3)
  • Tram #168 – ? (Some app, again, again!)

169 171 173b

  • Tram #169 – Tripadvisor
  • Tram #171 – ? (Some app, again, again, again!!!)
  • Tram #173 – Konstar

Conclusion

Within the day, we managed to sight a good number of trams, representing about half of the rolling stock in the network. A few trams may have been spotted, but not photographed due to unfavourable conditions. It seems advertising is alive and well in the Hong Kong Tram network.

The trams themselves seem to be quite unique and in various stages of modernization, without consistent number “ranges” of newer or older trams. This can be seen in the hand-rail, electronic/manual display board, window and seat configurations. Tram #120 is particularly “true” to the older style, whereas #169 appears to be an example of the latest, most modern trial design. Think of this as a historic “snapshot” of what they were like when I visited.

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