Ready for departure from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Launch pad 3 is on the background. The photo was taken on a public open day.
Locally famous Red Star JS class 2-8-2 returns from a decidedly unglamorous mine tailings dump run.
Passenger train at wind power plant.
Locally famous Red Star SY class 2-8-2 at the light repair and coaling stop in Baiyin.
Formerly owned by the VIP transportation section of Ministry of Railways, China. Transferred to ordinary operation few months ago.
Happy in his work. The driver (engineer) of 2-8-2 SY No 1308 smiles for the camera at Dayan Mines.
On my last morning on Jingpeng Pass after two trips, our group took one last hike up to the hill above Tunnel 4 to witness one last time the great show.
Wide angle version of the view atop Tunnel 4. The windchill was 15 below and the wait at least an hour, but the sight and experience was well worth it.
Eastbound coal climbing Jingpeng Pass at tunnel 4.
Departing from Beijing South Railway Station.
The 16-car couchette version of CRH1. Top speed at 250km/h.
Climbing the reverse curves out of Chabuga westbound at sunrise.
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