2-10-2 QJ No 6911 heads out of Daban with the morning passenger train for Tongliao in December 2003.
The servicing tracks were busy with steam back in 2002.
2-10-2 QJ No 6911 heads out of Daban with the morning passenger train for Tongliao.
This was one of the few pictures I got of a highly decorated engine in China, as apparently this kind of propaganda was quickly going out of style as China modernized. At that time the QJ's assign... (more)
Time for service for this QJ. Magic atmosphere in Daban depot; It was the last most important steam depot for regular traffic in the world.
This pic now is story.
Memories of Daban. A pair of QJs await their next duties by the water columns at sunset.
Real mainline steam railroading was coming to an end. During the last year of the JiTong Railway's steam operations, the volume of visiting railfans multiplied. Here the buses of two tour groups ... (more)
All ready for their next turn to Chabuga!