On a icy January day, SY 1772 leads a passenger train across the Wang River Middle Bridge. This locomotive is one of the most historic steam locomotives in China, if not the world, as it was the L... (more)
A pair of QJs slog up the Jing Peng Pass with a long, mixed freight, in 1998.
JS 8225 thunders down a long straight stretch of track at the bottom of the Opencast Pit mine. Ahead of this 2-8-2 is over 4 miles of steep grade. Therefore crews often use this straight flat sect... (more)
JS 8173 slips and stalls again while lifting a heavy loaded coal train up the 2%+ out of the Opencast Pit at Sandaoling. This train has been stalled on the steepest part of the grade for almost 30... (more)
JS 8077 storms out of the Opencast Pit at Sandaoling with a heavy loaded coal train. JS 8077 is a special locomotive on the Sandaoling Railway as it has been recognized by the local Communist Part... (more)
On a cold winters day in Diaobingshan, a Chinese family plays on the ice of a small pond, with homemade sleds (made out of recycled metal and wood). Meanwhile, SY 1772 leads the afternoon passenge... (more)
JS 8225 steams through the Big Curve and up the last stretch of grade at the Opencast Pit Mine in Sandaoling.
Early in the morning of January 20th, JS 8225 thunders up the last 100 meters of 2%+ grade out of the Opencast Pit and into the junction at Kuang Kou Zhan. Kuang Kou Zhan means Mine Entrance Stati... (more)
While most loaded trains at the Sandaoling Coal Railway, make it up the tough 2%+ grade with only minor wheelslip, JS #8173 had alot tougher time on January 21st. This train was severely overloade... (more)
In the golden light at the end of a fantastic day at Sandaoling, JS #8077 storms through the Big Curve with a loaded coal train.
Double headed train on the main line Shanghai - Peking
KD6 #487 thunders across the Wang River Bridge with a special passenger train. While the Tiefa Railway has been the KD6's home for the past 8 years, the locomotive is a rarity in China. It is the ... (more)
JS #8194 storms up the last stretch of 2% grade out of the Opencast Pit Mine.
KD6 #487 storms up the hill at Taiping Shan and will soon enter the only tunnel on the Tiefa Railway system.
Sunset in Tiefa finds KD6 2-8-0 #487 leading a passnger train back towards the city of Diaobingshan.