In the industrial smog at Pingdingshan, 4 steam locos are seen at work in November 2003.
JS 2-8-2 No 8338 was one of 8 steam locos being prepared for their day`s duties at Pingdingshan in November 2003. They all departed within 25 minutes of each other. Not bad for the 21st century!
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)
A confused local tries to work out what I am photographing. He kept looking beyond the train for something more interesting! 2-8-2, JS 8226 passes on it`s way to Gucheng.
JS 6216 and one of her sisters shoving a coal train
The construction of 14402 car factory in Ji'nan is CRRC from production to steam locomotive maintenance of a total of 14402 units, the construction of steam locomotive is a sign of CRRC factory in... (more)
China only steam locomotive is still running
Chinese Xinjiang Hami, three Ling coal mine, China only steam locomotive is still running
Steam on 3 levels at the huge opencast pit at Sandaoling. 3 JS 2-8-2 locos are seen in 2005.
JS 2-8-2 No 8223 takes on coal at Gucheng. The coal is loaded from tubs on the adjacent narrow gauge track.
A JS class 2-8-2 is separated from it`s tender as it undergoes an overhaul at Sandaoling in 2005.
Semaphore signals! The conductor will operate the semaphore signal on the roof of his caboose to tell the loco crew "all clear" when propelling the train. Here a JS positions it`s train ... (more)