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Photo ID: 582297

On a freezing afternoon another load of spoil heads for the dumping area on the Jixi Coal Mine Bureau in the north eastern part of China. This once extensive steam operation now replaced by diesel... (more)

Railroad: Jixi Coal Mine Bureau
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: JiXi, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 03, 2010


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By: John Peters

Added: Jul 10, 2016

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Views: 2,504
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Photo ID: 572259

On the 7th of March 2016, an empty Fly Ash train eases down the steep grade off the spoil heap at Fuxin in NE China where it is dumped. The Fly Ash is a by product of the Coal Fired Power Stations... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Coal
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 07, 2016


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By: John Peters

Added: Apr 07, 2016

Views: 1,048
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 572077

On the 9th of March 2013, the Station Master at Metianzhen in NE China, awaits the arrival of the China Rail passenger train from Manzhouli heading to Haerbin. SY 1134 waits in the yard with a loa... (more)

Railroad: Wujiu Coal Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Metianzhen, China
Locomotive #: 1134
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 03, 2013


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By: John Peters

Added: Apr 05, 2016

Views: 1,396
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 572076

On the 9th of December 2012, SY 1134 hauls a loaded Coal train into the China Rail exchange sidings at Metianzhen in NE China having travelled from the town of Wuijiu. The train will be weighed on... (more)

Railroad: Wujiu Coal Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Metianzhen, China
Locomotive #: 1134
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: December 09, 2012


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By: John Peters

Added: Apr 05, 2016

Views: 946
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 546128

On the 10th of January 2012, a train dumps a load of molten slag at the Beitai Steel Works in NE China. The site was first visited by foreign steam photographers in 2002. Since that time the manag... (more)

Railroad: Beitai Steelworks
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Beitai, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: January 10, 2012


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By: John Peters

Added: Sep 11, 2015

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Photo ID: 243725

Benxi steelworks' fleet of SY 2-8-2's has (had?) its own numbering system. A bit of detective work shows No.716 to be the former SY 0578, a 1972 product of Tangshan works. On a beautiful, crisp bu... (more)

Railroad: Benxi Steelworks Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Benxi Steelworks, Liaoning Province, China
Locomotive #: 716 (ex-SY 0578)
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 01, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 23, 2008

Views: 1,946
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Photo ID: 243603

As one gets closer to the steel furnaces, a mass of overhead wires, gantries, cranes and pipes, make photography 'challenging'. Benxi's fleet of SY's have been re-numbered in a 7xx series. Here, d... (more)

Railroad: Benxi Steelworks Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Benxi Steelworks, Liaoning Province, China
Locomotive #: 731
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 01, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 22, 2008

Views: 2,235
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 243342

Benxi steelworks is set on a broad open plain ringed by hills. It is almost unimaginably huge by any standards, extending as far as the eye could see. Expansion of the complex was continuing at a ... (more)

Railroad: Benxi Steelworks Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Benxi Steelworks, Liaoning Province, China
Locomotive #: Unid.
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 01, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 20, 2008

Views: 2,303
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 242275

Beautiful evening light casts red and yellow hues over SY 0849 as she slips away from the stabling point and returns to her duties. Fuxin is one of the last locations in China still to offer the p... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Mining Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning, China
Locomotive #: 0849 and SY
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 02, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 11, 2008

Views: 2,861
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 241992

I rather liked the contrast between the bruised and battered lime green front end of a 1950's-built electric and rust-stained SY 0849 built some 20 years later in July 1974. They are caught by the... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Mining Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning, China
Locomotive #: 0849 and Electric
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 02, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 08, 2008

Views: 2,338
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Favorited: 1

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Photo ID: 241989

The 'pit' was encased in ice and grease and it was only with great difficulty (not to mention stupidity) that I was able to clamber down to get this view. It was only then that I noticed the star ... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Mining Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning, China
Locomotive #: 0848 and 1359
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 02, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 08, 2008

Views: 2,827
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 241883

The driver of SY 0848 pays some attention to his steed as the evening sun slips away behind a forest of wires, signals, smoke and steam. Between the locomotives is a deep ash pit. Welcomingly war... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Mining Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, Liaoning, China
Locomotive #: 0848 and 1359
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 02, 2004


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 07, 2008

Views: 2,446
Comments: 2

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 241862

Shafts of light through smoke-stained windows pick out SY 0532 in the MPD adjacent to Chengde steelworks. She was shunting in nearby Shuangtashan yard earlier in the day and has come on to shed fo... (more)

Railroad: China Rail
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chengde, Liaoning, China
Locomotive #: 0532
Train ID: SY Class
Photo Date: March 08, 2002


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 07, 2008

Views: 3,294
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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