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)
Peace and Harmony say the banners on the locos, peace and harmony for trainspotters: Phingzhuan coal is still running with the SY-steamers in 2011. Two units meet at the loading facilities on a fr... (more)
Old man and steam.
Climbing to Shangdian summit