20 minutes after sunset the last coal train goes to Hongguang, a small village in the mountains with several minor coal mines. After a hefty afternoon storm the last sun rays illuminate the vanish... (more)
Under overcast skies, C2 #044 storms past a patch of beautiful sunflowers above the tiny village of Tuoyaozi. This empty train is bound for the coal mines at Hongguang (Red Mine) however, the stee... (more)
Winter wonderland at one of the most magnificent railfanning locations in the world. No cellphones, no internet, no roads, a five mile walk in, no running water, no toilets, concrete beds with fir... (more)
Four men who unload coal by hand put down their shovels and head to lunch at Huanan, a city of over 100,000 in China's far northeastern Heilongjiang province. The trains on the 30-in. gauge railwa... (more)
A fireman on the Huanan Narrow Gauge Coal Railway trims coal in the tender of C2-class 0-8-0 no. 168 during a stop at Xiahua Station. Xiahua, 12 miles east of Huanan, is a common meeting point for... (more)
A section gang on the Huanan Narrow Gauge Coal Railway prepares for their evening meal on the outskirts of Tuoyaozhi, a village of about 10,000 people in Heilongjiang Province. Despite such amenit... (more)
An eight-car coal train steams up the grade out of Lixin with 0-8-0s pulling and pushing. Each car on the 30-in. railway carries about 15 tons of coal, giving the total train about the same capaci... (more)
The last run of this winter. The road may not re-opened till next April.