Two days until 2012, the MTR will have overnight services in order to allow the public to enjoy the new year celebrations!
Even on mining systems where coal haulage was king, a 'local' passenger service was operated daily. On a very bright and breezy morning SY 1320 gets away from Xinqiu heading back to the city.
Traveling on the Qinghai - Tibet Railway at 4600m above sea level. Damxung is a Tibetan county 170km to the north of Lhasa.
Nothing quite evoked the word 'atmosphere' as much as when the great wooden barn doors were opened for us at Huludao MPD to reveal this glorious sight. The soft sighing of locomotives in light ste... (more)
The romance of steam is not quite so rose-tinted when you're working in half a gale at minus 15 degrees Centigrade and your 'career' is to shovel grit, char and ash all day long. Neither eye prote... (more)
In China, the most favoured method of coaling locomotives was by steam crane. Usually playing photographic 'second fiddle' to the mighty QJs. Here crane No.5187 is given top billing over a QJ comi... (more)
Steam and snow, back in 2004. Just eight years ago, when working steam with well-maintained and smartly decorated locomotives could still be guaranteed to provide thrilling sights like this. A dec... (more)
The only Intercity Through Train set owned by Kowloon-Canton Railway, now leased to MTR.
This was one of the few pictures I got of a highly decorated engine in China, as apparently this kind of propaganda was quickly going out of style as China modernized. At that time the QJ's assign... (more)
Departure for Shanghai Hongqiao Station.
For Beijing - Shanghai express railway operation.
Steam hauled passenger trains were one of the joys of the Weihe logging railway. Here 2 feet 6 inch gauge 0-8-0 No 31 leaves Weihe on the morning train to Liushan. A sister C2 loco arranges loggin... (more)
During a shunting break a little photoshooting took place in the station of Shixi. It was taken in April 2010.
This mountainious view near Erdi village, was one of the most scenic parts along the Jitong line. It was taken in September 2002.