In 1998 it was already very difficult to witness a JF6 class locomotive in steam in China. We were lucky enough to find the 3472 at the Huanggutun Carriage & Wagon Works
The 0-6-0T GJ 1018 was acting as pilot at the Sujiatun Locomotive Works in April 1998. The decoration on the smokebox front stands for: Top left = Renewal of the Chinese nation. Top right = Built ... (more)
Two locomotives named by former Chinese leaders - 'Zhu De' (left, JF1-1191) and 'Mao Zedong' (JF1-304). Zhu De was the first Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), while Mao Zed... (more)
This Chinese diesel locomotive cannot deny its American origin. Over the years, China has imported a number of foreign diesel locomotives. The most successful are certainly the ND5 class diesel el... (more)
Two QJ's are getting prepared for their next duty in the Changchun shed during an ice cold morning of January 1989.
QJ 6631 is just about to enter the summit tunnel at Shangdian. The QJ's hauling the passenger were always kept in good condition and were always nicely decorated.
QJ 6631 is passing near the little village of SiMingYi with the daily passenger train on the Jinpeng line. It will soon reach the Jingpeng station. The QJ's hauling the passenger were always kept ... (more)
The line between Yebaishou and Chifeng is very scenic with quite severe slopes. An unidentified QJ with a freight train just passed the little station of Shinao and will soon enter the summit tunn... (more)
The nearby location of the Chengde prison made this a contentious location for photography. Police controls and even arrests were quite frequent here. For this reason, we rapidly change location a... (more)
Steam was still active in the Yebaishou shed in March 1998, but the DF4's were already here. A few months later, all the traffic around Yebaishou was in the hands of the Diesels.