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)
Southern 4501 just north of Lafayette, GA with the first Summerville Steam Special of 2018.
Southern 4501 rolls by AJ's Resale north of Lafayette, GA with a Bradford Pear in bloom serving as a nice prop.
With only 5 cars on the train, Southern 4501 makes easy work of the climb up the south end of Missionary Ridge.
Southern 4501 leads the first Summerville Steam Special of 2018 just before crossing Arno Street Bridge and getting on the Belt Line.