Having been used to the noisy machine for many years, the villagers just continue their poker games, and the dog yawns.
A 2 feet 6 inch gauge C2 0-8-0 heads a mixed train from Shixi to Huancunjin on the Jiayang Coal Railway in 2002.
On a miserable morning in 2002, a small electric loco heads a coal train at Yuejin on the Jiayang Coal Railway.
A sunny day at the Shibanxi narrow gauge line in Southern China! Once a hidden gem, the railroad becomes more and more popular with tourists now: both railfans and "normal" tourists from nearby Ch... (more)
A C2, 0-8-0 steam loco heads a morning, mixed train, from Shixi to Huancunjin on the Jiayang coal railway.
One of the ubiquitous Chinese C2-type narrow gauge steam locomotives is #7 of the Jiayang Coal Mining Administration, stopping here on at Caiziba halt with one of the scheduled daily passenger tra... (more)
Steam and electric locos share the loco shed at Shixi which is the main servicing facility for the Jiayang coal railway.
Tiny battery loco No 10 rests between duties at Wei Jin coal mine.
Since this picture was taken the Jiayang Coal Railway has become something of a tourist attraction. But it remains a "real" railroad hauling coal, bricks, not to mention local people and their liv... (more)
The Jiayang Coal Railway is only 25 km long, but it passes through some very picturesque countryside. Because of lack of road access it offers a regular passenger service. Unlike other Chinese n... (more)
More empties for Yue Jin arrive behind motor #3. I have digitally removed a couple of cables which passed over bottom RH corner of this shot.
The 1030 from Shibanxi blasts away from Mi Feng after reversal.