Not much to say about this trip. We took the T100 train from Beijing West Station (Xi Zhan) to Kowloon (Hong Hom) and it took a little over 24 hours. You could take the same train to Guang Zhou and sit in the cars toward the back, then when you arrive in Guang Zhou you get your cars detached and the rest of the train keeps going. The cost to Hong Kong is a bit under 400 rmb, sometimes discounted, and the train runs on alternating days, odd or even, and those days change monthly. You can find more information about the Beijing to Kowloon train here. The costs are different on that page, we got a discount.
Here are some pictures taken out the window of the trip.
Its been a warm winter up north and you can see that there is still green color just outside of Beijing. Convenient to be warm for those still unfinished construction projects. HAHA
Outside of Beijing, nearly every city is a power factory burning coal. This is the scene all the way down south. I did not get a photo snapped of the big smoke stacks on the way down, though we passed them numerous times.
That is good advice there in the bathroom. It is unwise to jump from the bathroom window.
This train is a little more civil than some other trains. It supplies you with toilet paper.
The next picture is of the neck of a teenage girl. She has a tatoo of the name of her boyfriend on her neck, done rather poorly as well. The guy was on the train too, only slept and played video games. Hope that girl knows what she is doing. Imagine the difficulty of trying to get new boyfriend when you old boyfriends name is permanently engraved on your head. HAHA
Finally, I end with a video of German students of Chinese language doing exercises on the train. You cannot see they were German, but trust me...they were. HAHA