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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: 467762

Silhouetted against the rising sun, an unknown JS 2-8-2 leads a loaded coal train from Erjing Mine to South Station, where it will be transferred to the National Railway. Sandaoling Coal Mine Rail... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: Unknown JS
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2014


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Added: Jan 27, 2014

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Photo ID: 467600

Fighting for every foot forward, JS 8194 climbs out of the Opencast Pit Mine of Sandaoling, China. This heavy coal train is bound for the coal washery just 1.5 miles ahead but over 200 feet higher... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8194
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 2014


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Added: Jan 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 467599

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: Jan 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 460431

SY 1369 smokes its way upgrade towards Xingqu after departing Zhengguang Mine with another load of spoil. This train is destined for the Xingqu spoil heap, where the coal waste will be dumped (and... (more)

Railroad: Jixi Coal Mine Bureau
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Jixi, China
Locomotive #: SY 1369
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2010


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Added: Nov 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 460266

Under overcast skies, C2 #044 storms past a patch of beautiful sunflowers above the tiny village of Tuoyaozi. This empty train is bound for the coal mines at Hongguang (Red Mine) however, the stee... (more)

Railroad: Huanan Forest Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Huanan, China
Locomotive #: C2 044
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 2010


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Added: Nov 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 460262

At the bottom of the Opencast Pit coal mine in Jalainur, SY 1119 leads an empty coal train to be loaded, while SY 1285 passes on the switchback above. Soon SY 1119 will follow its sister up to the... (more)

Railroad: Jalainur Opencast Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Jalainur, China
Locomotive #: SY 1119
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2008


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Added: Nov 28, 2013

Views: 2,435
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Photo ID: 459502

Seen through at boxpox drivers of an SY 2-8-2, a worker in Jalainur's massive locomotive workshop welds a new driver axles box. Soon, the axlebox will be placed and another 2-8-2 will return to wo... (more)

Railroad: Jalainur Opencast Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Jalainuer, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2008


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Added: Nov 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 459446

With the light of the rising sun glinting off of it's train, JS 8081, departs Xibolizhan for another days work in the open pit mine of the Sandaoling Coal Company. The morning shift change has jus... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8081
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 13, 2010


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Added: Nov 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 459445

On a cold winters day, Yamansu Iron Ore Railway JS #8152 leads a train of ore empties across the barren desert of China. This railway only 36 kilometers long, connected an iron ore mine to the Chi... (more)

Railroad: China Local Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Yamansu, China
Locomotive #: JS 8152
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 15, 2010


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Added: Nov 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 459307

On a cold autumn morning in 2010, SY 1378 storms past the interlocking tower and through a grade crossing at the Wulong Mine. This train is bound for the spoil tip just 4 kilometers away but over ... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1378
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2010


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Added: Nov 20, 2013

Views: 1,550
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Photo ID: 459306

A SY chugs past the setting sun after a hard days work hauling slag from the massive Baotou Steel Mill. The setting sun was a potent metaphor for the future of this locomotive and her sister SY 2-... (more)

Railroad: Baotou Steel Mill Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Baotou, China
Locomotive #: SY 1676
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2008


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Added: Nov 20, 2013

Views: 2,370
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Photo ID: 459199

On a cold winter's day in 2010, the afternoon passenger storms up the loess canyons in Baiyin. This scenic railway existed to serve a massive copper mine deep in these canyons, as well as the asso... (more)

Railroad: Baiyin Mineral Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Baiyin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1583
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2010


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Added: Nov 19, 2013

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Photo ID: 457473

In the locomotive depot of the Xingyang Brickworks Railway, a female worker patiently watches her lathe. She is turning a new steam piston for C2 0-8-0 #207, a 1988 product of the Harbin Works. Wh... (more)

Railroad: Xingyang Brickworks Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Xingyang, Henan, China
Locomotive #: 207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 2011


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Added: Nov 04, 2013

Views: 5,515
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Photo ID: 457420

A JS of the Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway steams slowly past the setting sun on November 11th, 2010. This spectacular sunset is characteristic of this part of far western China, providing a potent ... (more)

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


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Added: Nov 03, 2013

Views: 2,093
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Photo ID: 423950

The second morning coal train coasts downhill through one of the scenic highlights of the Ba-Shi Railway. This location, known as Liangsuituo to locals, is where the 760mm gauge railway emerges fr... (more)

Railroad: Shibanxi narrow gauge
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Jiaoba, China
Locomotive #: C2 #14
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Feb 05, 2013

Views: 2,839
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