It takes 3 locos to move just 11 wagons up the very steeply graded Chengde steelworks line. JS 5723 leads, with 2 SYs shoving from behind. Both types of loco are 2-8-2. Seen on a cold day in Febru... (more)
Highball for the JS #6403 and a sister locomotive double heading a loaded coal train on the Chengde Steelworks branch line.
SY #1422 is shunting at the stabling point of the Chengde Steelworks branch line.
SY #1728 heads across the Wulie River bridge in Chengde with a long freight train.
I took an hour away from photographing the steam locos on the steelworks line to visit Chengde diesel loco shed in January 2001. Locos from classes DF4, DF5 (orange) and BJ (far right) are present... (more)
JS 6216 and one of her sisters shoving a coal train
I took an hour away from photographing the steam locos on the steelworks line to visit Chengde diesel loco shed in January 2001. Here is the classic China Rail diesel, the DF4. Production of this ... (more)
JS6218 slogs up the incline through Chengde town with a train for Chengde steelworks in 1998.
Rail fans and a typical Chinese locomotive. DF4 with this livery is called 'watermelon'.
The nearby location of the Chengde prison made this a contentious location for photography. Police controls and even arrests were quite frequent here. For this reason, we rapidly change location a... (more)