The two Chinese QJ 2-10-2's are literally rolling along at 35mph. The engines and tenders were bouncing all over the place, making quite a sight.
Steamin' along at 35mph en route to Bureau.
A twilight dinner cruise pulled by a pair of 2-10-2's swings onto the Government Bridge to cross the Mississippi River.
QJ passenger special returns to Rock Island on the top of Government Bridge while the BNSF local rolls by under the bridge on the ICE.
Chinese steam crosses the bridge at Moscow. No, not in Asia, in North America.
China steam comes to the heart of America.
A pair of QJ's charge past the Hadashan distant signal on their climb to the Jing Peng Pass.
A pair of QJ's, climbing toward Jing Peng Pass, are silhouetted against the twilight as they cross the curving viaduct at Si Ming Yi.
A pair of QJ's head into the sunset, on their climb to the Jing Peng Pass.
A self propelled steam crane cleans out the ash pit at the Daban terminal, a break from its regular job of coaling QJ's.
After taking water and cleaning its fire, QJ 6981 prepares to lead a doubleheaded freight west from LinXi over JingPeng pass.
Your basic 21st Century shot of doubleheaded 2-10-2's.
The morning line up at Daban.
It's just before sunrise, a dusting of snow covers the ground, and the two QJ's are working hard before shutting off in the summit tunnel.