An SY 2-8-2 loco arrives at Didao with a train of empties on the Jixi mines system, in 2002.
On a freezing afternoon another load of spoil heads for the dumping area on the Jixi Coal Mine Bureau in the north eastern part of China. This once extensive steam operation now replaced by diesel... (more)
SY 1058 passes by, as several horses have their carts loaded with coal slurry at Chengzihe washery in 2002.
SY 1369 smokes its way upgrade towards Xingqu after departing Zhengguang Mine with another load of spoil. This train is destined for the Xingqu spoil heap, where the coal waste will be dumped (and... (more)
Several horse carts are being loaded with coal slurry at Chengzihe washery. 2 SY steam locos are also at work.
A SY locomotive is ready to go to the Dongsheng's hub.
Several SY locos (I think there were 8) are prepared for duty at Dongsheng mine. They all departed within 15 minutes of each other.
3 SY locos are seen at Chengzihe washery on the Jixi system.
8 horses are visible, having their carts loaded with coal slurry at Chengzihe washery. SY1058 completes the scene.
A horse cart is loaded with coal slurry at Chengzihe washery as SY 1058 passes.
Early morning backlight coupled with a smoky haze provides moody lighting conditions for some of the world's last steam locos in revenue service.
Activity at the pit head as shift change time brings 3 SY class locomotives together.
A group of locals gathered around the China Rail crossing chat and enjoy a smoke as an SY 2-8-2, refelcted in a small pool, heads loads from a nearby mine back towards the Didao Washery