Neither rain snow or sleet will keep a railfan from chasing steam anywhere at anytime......the rain drops are coming down as two intrepid videographers record the departure of the IAIS 6988 headin... (more)
It's not the Big Boy but how many regional railroads can boast the have steam on their roster? After a short stop to check the bearings 6988 heads east through Kellogg, Iowa on a test run from New... (more)
On a very frosty winter morning two 2-10-2 "QJ" steamlocomotives are tackling the grade of the Jingpeng pass in the Inner Mongolia prefecture of China with a long freight train.
Iowa Interstate QJ 2-10-2 6988 leads an excursion back towards Mitchellville, Iowa after making a run to Altoona. The crew puts on a good show as the train flies around the bend.
A unidentified QJ is being prepared for her next duty in the Yebaishou shed.
QJ #3399 is turned on the turntable at the Harbin shed.
The two QJ's #6802 and #2159 are prepared at the Harbin shed.
Portrait of the QJ #2248 at the Harbin shed.
And yes, it was extremely cold at the Harbin shed that morning.
QJ #6642 and two other sisters of the same class are waiting for her next assignment at the Harbin shed.
The early morning passenger train running between Nancha and Wuylin made a stop en route to take water. This gave us sufficient time to jump out of the train and to take a picture.