Nothing quite evoked the word 'atmosphere' as much as when the great wooden barn doors were opened for us at Huludao MPD to reveal this glorious sight. The soft sighing of locomotives in light ste... (more)
The romance of steam is not quite so rose-tinted when you're working in half a gale at minus 15 degrees Centigrade and your 'career' is to shovel grit, char and ash all day long. Neither eye prote... (more)
In China, the most favoured method of coaling locomotives was by steam crane. Usually playing photographic 'second fiddle' to the mighty QJs. Here crane No.5187 is given top billing over a QJ comi... (more)
Steam and snow, back in 2004. Just eight years ago, when working steam with well-maintained and smartly decorated locomotives could still be guaranteed to provide thrilling sights like this. A dec... (more)
The only Intercity Through Train set owned by Kowloon-Canton Railway, now leased to MTR.
This was one of the few pictures I got of a highly decorated engine in China, as apparently this kind of propaganda was quickly going out of style as China modernized. At that time the QJ's assign... (more)
Departure for Shanghai Hongqiao Station.
For Beijing - Shanghai express railway operation.
Steam hauled passenger trains were one of the joys of the Weihe logging railway. Here 2 feet 6 inch gauge 0-8-0 No 31 leaves Weihe on the morning train to Liushan. A sister C2 loco arranges loggin... (more)
During a shunting break a little photoshooting took place in the station of Shixi. It was taken in April 2010.
This mountainious view near Erdi village, was one of the most scenic parts along the Jitong line. It was taken in September 2002.
This mountinious view with a freight train hauled by a single QJ produced also a huge mountain of steam was taken in winter (Jan.2003).
I cannot believe MTR 60 has finally returned to the Main! It is already more than a year since its last run on the Main, and almost 5 months after refurbished.
A SY locomotive is ready to go to the Dongsheng's hub.