An unidentified QJ climbs the long grade out of the steel making city of Anshan in northeast China. Lacking number plates and with chalk marks on the smokebox the loco is likely making a test run ... (more)
Line up of Electric locomotives: 1505 37E Class Bo-Bo-Bo (Skoda), 4 EL1 Class Bo-Bo-Bo (LEW), 120 EL2 Class Bo-Bo (LEW)
A slag car discharges its load of molten slag.
Another photo of the slag dump at the steelworks in Anshan.
Fire and filth
The polluted atmosphere inside one of China's largest steel mills doesn't make for a pretty picture, but it was an unforgettable sight to see steam engines runnin... (more)
In the massive steel works at Anshan, here are 2 of their large fleet of SY 2-8-2 locos. Seen in March 2002.
Molten slag fills a cauldron car while the standard light Mikado goes about some switching chores in the giant Anshan mill, which, at the time, had steam, diesel and electric power. I was given f... (more)
A track worker shoulders his pick axe and watches the JS pulled freight thunder by.
Smoke deflector equipped JS Mikado 5162 powers a mainline freight out of Anshan.
QJ hauled freight on the mainline grade leaving Anshan.
A single QJ hauled mixed freight tackles the mainline grade leaving Anshan.
A relatively rare (even for 1986) SY 2-6-2 takes a break from switching the Anshan steelworks.
A just delivered export model GE C36-7 pulls a long mixed freight out of Anshan. The dropped nose specified by China Rail likely improved what was already good cab visibility. In the photographer'... (more)
Class SY 2-8-2 No.1561 heads a train of cauldron wagons containing molten slag which comes from the blast furnaces.