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.
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.