Chicken’s Last Morning
The chicken are for sale (the cock as well) and will very likely end up in the stockpot by sunset. Their last morning was frosty, the air was dusty, but at least... (more)
During the morning shift change two railway men meet next to the locomotives, one is leaving, the other one taking over. There was time for a short talk before the man fro... (more)
A breath of the polluted air in the coal mine city could replace three cigarettes … However; the stand of the flying vendor at the level crossing is very popular. SY 139... (more)
Hutongs & Steam
All over China the traditional, simple brick homes in the foreground were knocked down over the recent decades. The gate keeper building is the yellow tower to the left... (more)
Boiler repairs in the workshop of Fuxin.A small series from Fuxin in 2014. Fuxin is a coal mining area in north-eastern China. To the left you can see SY 1320, just uncoupled from it's ... (more)
Spoil dump 1
Sunset at Fuxin’s spoil dump. SY 1395 just offloaded its train and heads back to the mines while another train is still getting rid of its load.
Spoil dump 2
The spoil dump of Fuxin was 100 % steam operated until the very end of steam operation. Pushing up loaded trains was always a spectacle, and not every train made it with... (more)
Clash of Cultures
At another level crossing the traffic on the rails was still traditional, but the cars came from the modern world. In a mining area like Fuxin it was a permanent jo... (more)
In 2014 they still fully maintained their steam locomotives. Diesels arrived a couple of years ago, but again and again they told me steam is about 30 % cheaper to ope... (more)
It's freezing cold
... and the cat was sitting outside for 20 minutes, watching the photographer who watched the steam trains at the deep mine Wulong. Finally a train left the mine t... (more)
Southern 4501 just north of Lafayette, GA with the first Summerville Steam Special of 2018.
Southern 4501 rolls by AJ's Resale north of Lafayette, GA with a Bradford Pear in bloom serving as a nice prop.