Overlooking the open cast coal mine Xikeng. Blue loader stands tall.
Racing downgrade to the Xuanmeichang Washery.
Freshly repaired from Jichangzhan Workshop.
Steam fills the air creating dynamic ever changing atmosphere to photograph in.
A full plume of steam and smoke fill the air backlit by the setting sun at Dongkuang Station.
Standing in silence in this creepy abandoned apartment complex waiting for that shot when a steam train comes into sight. Pictures still hand on the wall along with some other personal artifacts t... (more)
This relic sits in the Jichangzhan scrap yard as its sibling still pounds the rails.
I stood in the dark on this empty street surrounded by vacant homes. As the dawn blues started to creep in a lone rider on a moped zips down the street. The last train of the shift clatters by bac... (more)
Two locomotives are being worked on in the Jichangzhan Workshop. Water from the tender has frozen into a solid column under the train into the inspection pit.
True to the sign, a steam engine passes through the crossing.
Workers build a small fire to stay warm while they work on the yard tracks at Nanzhan.
Blue loader at Xikeng is having a hard time keeping up causing a back up of trains down at 82 Station.
A worker watches for the tender to overflow with water as his sign to shut the water off.
Steam train pushes back toward Beiquan Erjing deep mines from Nanzhan.
So many moving heavy metal parts are visible as these monsters roll along smoking and hissing. Steam locomotives just have a life of their own and are a blast to watch and photograph.