Gate Keeper’s Pipe
A small series of pictures from the famous JiTong line:
Above Reshui at the eastern side of the Jingpeng pass used to be a level crossing at a farmer’... (more)
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's cross the JiTong line's iconic Simingyi viaduct. This perspective on the bridge shows off the marvelous civil engineering of this relatively new line.
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's head a freight approaching the summit tunnel on the JiTong line. Steam had about a year left before the last major mainline steam operation in the world was dieselized.
The temperature is hovering around zero as a weak winter sun throws its first rays over the land, revealing a pair of QJ's about to start up the east ramp of Jingpeng Pass. Although this scene is... (more)
A pair of QJs slog up the Jing Peng Pass with a long, mixed freight, in 1998.
This is the backside of the mountain side above Reshui. The railroad climbs the pass using two big loops, so that three levels of track are visible from Reshui. In going from the second to the thi... (more)
A southbound train nears the summit of Jingpeng Pass.
An unusually filthy QJ 6639 leads a westbound train out of tunnel 7 on Jing Peng Pass.
QJ 6986 approaches Sandi Crossing as it climbs towards Jing Peng Summit with westbound coal empties, 19/11/04. ©www.railphotoprints.co.uk - John Chalcraft
Downhill freight patiently waits 'in the hole' at Gala as a westbound charges past uphill. Both trains are headed by the standard configuration of a brace of QJs.
At the end of the day, the Reshui viaduct was always a great place to be and the hotel and dinner were only 5 minutes away! Wait for the caboose, then head for dinner!
At the end of the day, the Reshui viaduct was always a great place to be and the hotel and dinner were only 5 minutes away! A pair of QJ's cross on their way up to the Jing Peng Pass.
Your basic 21st Century shot of doubleheaded 2-10-2's.