QJ #6414 is resting outside of the Yebaishou maintenance shop.
The summit of the Jingpeng pass is almost reached for this pair of QJ's.
Silhouette over a frozen river.
The RM Pacific #1118 and a few QJ's are waiting for a next assignment at the Changchun shed.
Hard work for this pair of QJ's hauling a freight train over the Jinnpeng pass.
Heavy snow storm at the Jilin shed, but the work must go on!
Three QJ's are waiting for the next duty at the Yebaishou shed.
Double header freight heading east at sunrise.
Arrival of the newly minted steam locomotive from China, JS 8419 is destine for Iowa and the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Note the damaged cab. © 1989 Steve Crise.
Iowa Interstates famous Chinese “QJ” 2-10-2 is seen here crossing the Government Bridge from Iowa into Illinois for the final time on its boiler ticket. This would mark the conclusion of the f... (more)
IAIS 6988 crawls into Illinois over the Government Bridge with 2100 tons of freight.
IAIS 6988 slowly crosses the Mississippi River on the Government Bridge from Iowa into Illinois with 2100 tons of freight.
Making its way over the Rock River in Colona, QJ 6988 advances up to the junction, where it'll wait for a BNSF to pass before continuing on to Bureau.
Leading its train off the wye at Bureau Junction, IAIS 6988 takes it slow as it prepares for lunch in town.
#6988 is rolling right along as it passes the elevator in Mineral.