The driver of SY 1378 tends to his steed before setting about the day's work. The central servicing point in Fuxin was a hive of activity in the early mornings. Recent reports suggest it still is!
Another working day as SY 1320 heads towards the rising sun with the morning 'paddy train' carrying the early shift to Minzhu mine for an 0730 start. Minzhu is on the eastern outskirts of Fuxin.
It's 0710 hours and minus 10 degrees. The miner's 'paddy' train is pulling hard eastward up the hill from Fuxin city to the outlying mine at Minzhu, creating a spectacular sight in the still, cris... (more)
A little cleaner than the majority of Benxi's fleet of SY's, No.719 performs a light engine movement in the yards approaching the steel furnaces. The backdrop of enigmatic-looking industrial build... (more)
In the distance, SY 719 has gone down to the furnaces to pick up a train of slag cauldrons. Careworn SY 705 waits its turn. From observation, most of the fleet spent much time just 'hanging about'... (more)
Benxi Steelworks' fleet of SY 2-8-2's were acquired from other areas and re-numbered into a 700 series. This portrait of 732 shows a typical duty, returning the large steel slag cauldrons from the... (more)
In 2004 steam still reigned supreme in the colossal complex (and I mean huge) that is Benxi Steelworks. Reputedly the most polluted city on the planet, you didn't just smell Benxi, you TASTED the ... (more)
The driver of DF4 4336 poses for a photo, even wearing the company hat.
A Tiefa Coal Mine Administration train of loads heads through the southeast quadrant of the junction at Sanjiazi enroute the connection with China Rail at Daqing. The SY pictured was part of a fle... (more)
Steam and electric locos share the loco shed at Shixi which is the main servicing facility for the Jiayang coal railway.
2 labourers move ashes from a recently dropped fire of an SY loco. 3 SYs are seen. Qingqihai is the centre of operations of the Datong coal railway.
Tiny battery loco No 10 rests between duties at Wei Jin coal mine.