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.
QJ's 7012 & 7137 have just crossed the famous curved bridge at Si Ming Yi, heading for tunnel one.
7012 & 7137 cross the bridge at Si Ming Yi village, heading for the famous curved bridge.
The normally sure footed QJ's slipped on the ice in the tunnel creating quite a sound and light spectacle.
A new Immigrant JiTong 6988. What will it's US reporting marks become. (Changed to IAIS 6988 from JiTong 6988)
A new Immigrant JiTong 7081. What will it's US reporting marks become. (Changed to IAIS 7081 from JiTong 7081)
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.