SiMingYi viaduct on JingPeng pass probably became one of the most photographed rail bridges in the last years of steam on the JiTong.
The ice on the drivers and rods suggests it is seriously below zero as these two QJ's haul a train toward the summit.
QJ's 7012 & 7137 catch the sun as they round Si Ming Yi, heading for tunnel one.
QJ's 7012 & 7137 have just exited tunnel one, on their climb to Jing Peng Pass.
Really really cold.
Leaving YaMenMiao after a station stop.
Workers service 6978, getting ready for the night passenger run.
A pair of QJ's charge out of the yard at Daban, heading for the Jing Peng Pass.
It's been a busy day and the engine service tracks at Daban are full.
Accelerating after a station stop.
Climbing JingPeng pass. Probably my last photo of true mainline steam in action. Too bad the steam leaks obscure the second engine! SiMingYi viaduct in background.
QJ's 6998, 7009 & 6825 rest in Daban engine terminal, under a rising moon