Early morning east of Gala.
Two person crew working hard keeping this QJ fed with coal working up the Pass.
Two QJ's storm upgrade in the horseshoe valley of Erdi.
Steam completely envelopes the train engine as a pair of QJ's blast out of Tunnel 4 on the long slog up to Jingpeng Pass.
BICB finishes watering up just west of Hancock.
Freshly watered, the QJs continue westbound towards Council Bluffs with the BICB train.
QJs 7081 and 6988 lead the BICB train east of Casey.
Iowa Interstate's "West " train hammers through Casey at track speed.
BICB passes over US 59 at Hancock with the QJs in charge.
QJ profile leaving Iowa City for Newton.
QJ-led freight highballs the yard at Iowa City.
Real mainline steam railroading was coming to an end. During the last year of the JiTong Railway's steam operations, the volume of visiting railfans multiplied. Here the buses of two tour groups ... (more)