Sunrise in Linghe viaduct
Silhouetted against the early morning sun, the incredibly filthy and unkempt 'environment' at Xiamiao Zi depot looks (almost) inviting! SY 0638 is almost ready for her daily toils, moving empties ... (more)
As a young British enthusiast, I recall the deplorable maintenance and consequent woebegone external appearance of once pristine locomotives serving out their last few years. In China, most remain... (more)
In Nanpio the mikados are amoung the dirtiest anywhere but they work them hard from morning till night. The crew does not have much time for rest. For us watching, this is not a bad thing.
The two morning steam hauled passenger trains have left together on schedule. Pulling hard, head to head into the morning haze they each have a hard grade to climb once they switch off..
The Nanpio China system was just discoverd last September. These two engines are scheduled to leave together in a rare head to head start, which they, did but the light was poor. They still look g... (more)