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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: 423210

The mid-day passenger train of the Ba-Shi Railway storms up the stiff 3.9% grade out of Mifengyan behind C2 #09. On this section, the track is built on a shelf far above the valley below. The sce... (more)

Railroad: Shibanxi narrow gauge
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Mifengyan, China
Locomotive #: C2 #09
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Jan 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 423209

The mid-day passenger train tackles the stiff 3.9% grade out of Mifengyan behind C2 #09. Here the track winds through a field of flowering rape seed plants. Every March, the hills in the this regi... (more)

Railroad: Shibanxi narrow gauge
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Mifengyan, China
Locomotive #: C2 #09
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2011


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Added: Jan 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 423199

The second coal train of the day storms upgrade from Mifengyan station. It is bound for the Huangcunjin coal mine at the end of the 20 kilometer 760 mm narrow gauge railway. The Ba-Shi Railway kno... (more)

Railroad: Shibanxi narrow gauge
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Mifengyan, China
Locomotive #: C2 #10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 2011


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Added: Jan 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 422979

The regular passenger train of the Ba-Shi Railway passes through the scenic Sichuan countryside. It is bound for the village of Bagou where the railway terminates and serves a small coal mine. The... (more)

Railroad: Shibanxi narrow gauge
Locomotive: Steam 0-8-0
Location: Jiaoba, China
Locomotive #: C2 #9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2011


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Added: Jan 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 422842

The spectacular slag dump at Baotou steelworks as seen with SY #1676. At one time, Baotou had dozens of steam locomotives in daily service, but by this point in 2008 only seven SY 2-8-2's remained... (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: Jan 27, 2013

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Photo ID: 422839

Baiyin Mineral Railway SY #1470 steams uphill with the morning passenger train bound for the Shenbutong Quarry.

Railroad: Baiyin Mineral Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Baiyin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1470
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2011


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Added: Jan 27, 2013

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Photo ID: 422629

Sandaoling Coal Railway JS #8189 storms upgrade after having loaded its coal train. Now this modern 2-8-2 locomotives faces about 3 kilometers of stiff uphill grade before reaching the edge of the... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8189
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 2010


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Added: Jan 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 422628

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 Chinese National Railway. ... (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: Jan 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 422378

Baiyin Mineral Railway SY 1470 steams uphill through the scenic Loess canyons that characterize this part of China. This train, bound for the Shenbutong Quarry, is the last revenue (non-tourist) s... (more)

Railroad: Baiyin Mineral Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Baiyin, China
Locomotive #: 1470
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2011


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Added: Jan 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 422376

Baiyin Minerals Railway SY 1470 storms upgrade leaving the smog of Baiyin behind. The Baiyin Minerals Railway is the last scheduled standard gauge steam passenger train left in the world that is n... (more)

Railroad: Baiyin Mineral Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Baiyin, China
Locomotive #: 1470
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2011


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Added: Jan 23, 2013

Views: 2,438
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