Conversation around the turntable at the preserved Barrow Hill roundhouse.
This winter is rumored to be the last for China's two remaining 76 cm gauge logging railways because they are running out of logs due to overcutting. Both are normally dieselized, but the SuiLeng... (more)
Hauling empties over the hill to Lixin. The little 76 cm. guage 0-8-0's put on a good show. This is a former forestry railway that now hauls coal.
No water tanks on this Romanian forestry railway. The wood fired engines just pull up to a pond or stream and pump the water up through a hose. And it still happens on a regular basis in 2006!
An R G Holz Company train of empty disconnected log boggies approaches the junction at Novat Delta. Wood burning steam regularly backs up the diesels on this 76 cm line that remains link n pin and... (more)
The 0945 Grosmont-Pickering leaves behind this elderly freight engine, known as the 'Super D', on the first day of the 3-day Autumn Steam Gala.
In failing light, the 'Super D' is surrounded by a halo of steam, provided by the loco behind (invisible) emptying its cylinders at the end of the day's work.
Hesston's German 0-8-0 leans into a curve near the shop with a two-car passenger train.
German 0-8-0 and New Mexico Lumber Company 3-truck Shay No. 7 switching passenger cars at Hesston.
German 0-8-0 and New Mexico Lumber Company 3-truck Shay No. 7 steaming up at the Hesston shop.
A chartered log train using SuiLeng's one remaining C2.
The road engine is almost at the summit but both it and the pusher are still working hard.
Pushers are added at LiXin for the short climb with loads to the summit.
The SuiLing forestry line is one of two remaining ng. logging lines known to exist in China. This winter (2006-7) will probably be the last season that either line operates. Both lines are diesel... (more)