Interesting number of locomotives in former Manufacturer's Railway Company Engine House located in Arsenal St, Kosciusko, Saint Louis. This facility is now owned by Foster Townsend Rail Logistics.... (more)
Boiler repairs in the workshop of Fuxin.A small series from Fuxin in 2014. Fuxin is a coal mining area in north-eastern China. To the left you can see SY 1320, just uncoupled from it's ... (more)
Spoil dump 1
Sunset at Fuxin’s spoil dump. SY 1395 just offloaded its train and heads back to the mines while another train is still getting rid of its load.
Spoil dump 2
The spoil dump of Fuxin was 100 % steam operated until the very end of steam operation. Pushing up loaded trains was always a spectacle, and not every train made it with... (more)
Clash of Cultures
At another level crossing the traffic on the rails was still traditional, but the cars came from the modern world. In a mining area like Fuxin it was a permanent jo... (more)
In 2014 they still fully maintained their steam locomotives. Diesels arrived a couple of years ago, but again and again they told me steam is about 30 % cheaper to ope... (more)
It's freezing cold
... and the cat was sitting outside for 20 minutes, watching the photographer who watched the steam trains at the deep mine Wulong. Finally a train left the mine t... (more)
The Last Sentinel!
The last steam locomotive in America in non-tourist service could be found in Brazil. The management of Amsted Maxion in Cruzeiro (SP) was steam freindly, and so t... (more)
Gate Keeper’s Pipe
A small series of pictures from the famous JiTong line:
Above Reshui at the eastern side of the Jingpeng pass used to be a level crossing at a farmer’... (more)
Point of Discontinuity
We had a long day out in the cold and steady wind and wanted to call it a day at sunset. But after the sun had set the sky turned orange. So we tried to find... (more)
Two QJs resting in the depot of Baiqi on the western side of the JiTong Railway. The loco number is not 100 % clear, it could be QJ 7136, 7138, 7139 or 7140, all have been in the depot Baiqi at th... (more)
Shovelling against 2,300 tons
QJ 7009 and 7012 steamed with its crews from Daban over “The Pass” to Haoluku in the morning. In the afternoon they were scheduled for a train back to D... (more)
Duo of EMD GP15-1, UPY's 546 and 681, leading a local train of Union Pacific by UP Limon Sub in Aurora, Colorado.
Diesel over Steam
The 1869 - 1871 built viaduct near Göhren crosses 68 metres (74 yd) above the river Zwickauer Mulde the Mulde valley railway. In the 1980ies they run three sand tra... (more)