SY (left) and QJ (unusually without smoke deflectors) locos are prepared for duty at Pingdingshan in 2003.
Local folk sift through ashes from the steam locos at Pingdingshan, looking for unburned pieces of coal to take home.
This railcar looks a bit strange as power for a short ballast train. Seen at Pingdingshan in 2003.
A tractor waits for SY 0758 to pass over a level crossing at Pingdingshan. This mining system also used QJ and JS steam locos. The SYs generally hauled the passenger trains, and a few coal trains,... (more)