This is the famous view from the top of the "idiot hill" as the Chinese named it down to the Simingyi viaduct.
SiMingYi viaduct on JingPeng pass probably became one of the most photographed rail bridges in the last years of steam on the JiTong.
Heading up the pass with every siding loaded with a westbound waiting for us.
"So we'll go no more to SiMingYi". 2 years ago it was hard to imagine the viaduct at SiMingYi without the endless parade of QJ's lugging their 2300 tonne trains up the 1.2% grade. Steam is gone f... (more)