The yellow glow from the road crossing guard shack illuminates the dark dawn hours as a lone JS class heads down to the mine with a few workers in tow.
Access to this tower wasn't easy but glad we did. It is starkly different from the other control towers. This tower over looks the mine tracks at Beiquan Erjing.
Two lines of hoppers cars nicely frame an old locomotive cab laying in the Jichangzhan yard for scrap.
Overlooking the open cast coal mine Xikeng. Blue loader stands tall.
Racing downgrade to the Xuanmeichang Washery.
Freshly repaired from Jichangzhan Workshop.
Steam fills the air creating dynamic ever changing atmosphere to photograph in.
A full plume of steam and smoke fill the air backlit by the setting sun at Dongkuang Station.
Standing in silence in this creepy abandoned apartment complex waiting for that shot when a steam train comes into sight. Pictures still hand on the wall along with some other personal artifacts t... (more)
This relic sits in the Jichangzhan scrap yard as its sibling still pounds the rails.
I stood in the dark on this empty street surrounded by vacant homes. As the dawn blues started to creep in a lone rider on a moped zips down the street. The last train of the shift clatters by bac... (more)
Two locomotives are being worked on in the Jichangzhan Workshop. Water from the tender has frozen into a solid column under the train into the inspection pit.
True to the sign, a steam engine passes through the crossing.
Workers build a small fire to stay warm while they work on the yard tracks at Nanzhan.
Blue loader at Xikeng is having a hard time keeping up causing a back up of trains down at 82 Station.