A single QJ-class 2-10-2 steam locomotive leads a westward mixed freight train through the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, near Chaganhada Station on the Jitong Line.
This freight train showed up literally at the crack of dawn. The time is 6:10 AM as the westbound pulls hard between Yamenmiao and Lindong. I consider this shot as my celebration of 50 years of co... (more)
The gigantic cutting to the east of Lindong is the backdrop to westbound QJ 6828. She is hauling a wonderfully colourful mixed train and the driver has just eased off the regulator as 6828 will ta... (more)
QJ 6580's fireman pays last minute attention to his charge before her eastbound departure from Lindong. The broad grin is characteristic of many Chinese people, particularly if you offer it first!
Monday morning, 0600 hours, it's a new dawn. Another mixed freight rolls lazily into awakening Lindong.
Monday morning, 0730 hours, daily produce from local growers awaits onward shipping. It will be loaded in minutes by hand when the workers arrive. Until then, the local rodents will feast on the s... (more)