Steam hauled coal from Huang Cun passes the mine at Yue Jin. The steam freight has another 5km or so to run before the line's terminus at Shibanxi.
Yue Jin station becomes a hive of activity as the small NG trains do a brisk business with local traffic, as the railway is the area's only transportaion into the hills. Passengers disembark and b... (more)
A load of coal from Huangcun, at the far end of the line, enters the Yue Jin town area on the downhill run to Shibanxi.
The 2nd train of the day arrives at the line's upper terminus.
One of 4 daily return scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on this picturesque Chinese NG coal hauler. Efforts are being made locally to exploit the line's tourist potential.
Six weeks before the final train of logs rolled out of the forest, this little 0-8-0 pulled its maximum load train through the murk caused by coal and wood fires used to heat every building. Ahea... (more)
What attracted gricers from around the world to this obscure line was this viaduct, which had an almost surreal quality about it, especially in the hazy lighting that is typical of this area due t... (more)
The Weiyuan Coal Railway is only about three miles long, and runs to a truck reload. It exists on a day to day basis only because local village elders will not let the coal company drive coal tru... (more)
It's 1-30 am on January 16th, 1961. The crew of 'Super D' 49395 wait patiently for the road as another endless train of empty sixteen-tonners rumbles past on the through line. (Actually it's about... (more)
Night freights at the Great Central Railway's impressive Loughborough Central station.
Two charter freights cross on a damp winter's day.
1957 or 2007? Perhaps only the cleanliness of the right hand loco gives the game away as two charter freights cross on the preserved double-track Great Central Railway.
2 women attempt to chip ice from hand operated switches on this narrow gauge mineral line.
Feldbahn 0-8-0, built 1915, sold after WW1, ended its working life in Mozambique sugar industry, shipped to UK, shipped back to South Africa, Restored at Sandstone Estates. Standing in the shed at... (more)
The last run of this winter. The road may not re-opened till next April.