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Steam in China
Current and former steam operations in the People's Republic of China
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Photo ID: 567787

Fuxin Mining Administration SY #1378 storms out of the siding on the Spoil Tip hill one the way down to pick up another load of spoil for dumping. The hills that surround the city of Fuxin China a... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1378
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 02, 2016


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Added: Feb 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 567782

HOTBOX! One of the spoil wagon axle boxes has caught fire as another empty spoil train pushes out of the yard at Ping'An Coal Mine.

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1397
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 01, 2016


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Added: Feb 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 567358

Sandaoling Mining Railway JS8225 pulls up out of the wesat side ofg the opencast pit with another train of spoil. When this photograph was taken in 2010, Sandaoling had over 20 steam locomotives i... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 11, 2010


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Added: Feb 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 538449

In the morning light of a cold clear February day in 2015, JS8173 leads the first of many coal trains out of the big pit. In the next 10 hours of sunlight, JS8173 will haul 8 more loaded coal trai... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8173
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2015


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Added: Jul 15, 2015

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Photo ID: 538448

JS8167 storms upgrade out of the giant opencast pit coal mine at Sandaoling, while JS8173 starts its train in the background. Soon JS8173 will load it's train and follow JS8167 up out of the pit. ... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 11, 2015


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Added: Jul 15, 2015

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Photo ID: 538333

In the waning light of a gloriously cold and clear February day, JS #8173 storms through the Big Curve on the way out of the opencast pit coal mine at Sandaoling. This train is one of many 1300 to... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8173
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2015


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Added: Jul 14, 2015

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Photo ID: 538323

The LAST steam powered standard gauge mixed train to run in the world! JS8250 storms across the half mile long river bridge at Yuanbaoshan leading 19 empty coal cars, and 6 passenger cars. This... (more)

Railroad: Yuanbaoshan Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Yuanbaoshan, China
Locomotive #: JS 8250
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2014


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Added: Jul 14, 2015

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Photo ID: 538230

Deep within the opencast pit coal mine of Sandaoling, JS #6209 thunders past JS #8167 at the BaErZhan siding. JS6209 is hauling a 1300 ton coal train out of the big pit, and the engineer is using ... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 6209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2015


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Added: Jul 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 538229

SY #1395 storms out of WuLong Mine on a sunny May morning with a train full of coal bound for the National Railway. This train has only a short 5 mile trip behind SY1395, as it will be interchange... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1395
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2015


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Added: Jul 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 473047

The Xingyang Brickworks Railway was an anachronism in a country known for railway anachronisms. Built int he 1970's the railway's sole purpose was to haul clay from a quarry to a large brickworks.... (more)

Railroad: Xingyang Brickworks Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Xingyang, China
Locomotive #: C2 207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2011


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Added: Mar 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 470246

JS 8358 has just topped the steep grade outside of Erjing mine and will coast downgrade for the remainder of the trip to Nanzhan.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8358
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 18, 2014


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Added: Feb 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 469997

Deep in the Open Pit Coal Mine of Sandaoling, JS 8225 storms upgrade past JS 8077. JS 8225 is bound for the coal washery but first must surmount a grueling 2%+ grade that will challenge the massiv... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 2014


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Added: Feb 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 469821

JS 8077 leads another coal train out of the Opean Cast Pit in the golden light at the end of another day at Sandaoling.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8077
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 18, 2014


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Added: Feb 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 469820

JS 8077 storms out of the loading area with a 1500+ ton coal train. The loading area is built on a steep grade, so loaded trains are immediately challenged upon leaving the flood tipple at the bot... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8077
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 2014


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Added: Feb 13, 2014

Views: 2,104
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Photo ID: 469115

KD6 #487 storms into the tiny village of Wangqian with a special passenger train. This locomotive is a famous one in China as it is the only operable 2-8-0, the only operable locomotive built befo... (more)

Railroad: Tiefa (Diaobingshan) Coal Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Diaobingshan, China
Locomotive #: KD6 487
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 13, 2014


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Added: Feb 07, 2014

Views: 2,830
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