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)
Point of Discontinuity
We had a long day out in the cold and steady wind and wanted to call it a day at sunset. But after the sun had set the sky turned orange. So we tried to find... (more)
Two QJs resting in the depot of Baiqi on the western side of the JiTong Railway. The loco number is not 100 % clear, it could be QJ 7136, 7138, 7139 or 7140, all have been in the depot Baiqi at th... (more)
Shovelling against 2,300 tons
QJ 7009 and 7012 steamed with its crews from Daban over “The Pass” to Haoluku in the morning. In the afternoon they were scheduled for a train back to D... (more)
QJ 6735 is entering the summit tunnel of the JiTong line near Shangdian with a long rake of empty coal wagons. Most rail enthusiasts know this area only under harsh wi... (more)
FarRail Tour Bulgaria 2017
The class LV locomotive was designed as a successor to the class L 2-10-0, which had been a successful design developed during World War II. However, by the late 1940s some drawbacks to the design... (more)
After a rather mediocre day on the highest summit of the Harz mountains, I was rewarded with a nice light situation with last train to the Brocken.
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.