On a very cold and sunny day, a pair of QJ 2-10-2 locos climb over brickworks viaduct on the famous Jingpeng line in 2003.
On a very cold and windy day (note the exhaust), a pair of QJ 2-10-2 locos climb over brickworks viaduct on the famous Jingpeng line in 2003.
Last of the Blue Hour
Rising well before dawn, I made the trek to the hallowed Brickworks Valley (named by railfans, the term is unknown to the local populace) to be rewarded by... (more)
On a very frosty winter morning two 2-10-2 "QJ" steamlocomotives are tackling the grade of the Jingpeng pass in the Inner Mongolia prefecture of China with a long freight train.
2-10-2 QJ No 6911 heads out of Daban with the morning passenger train for Tongliao in December 2003.
The last steam hauled mainline passenger train
Not all of the Jitong Railway is spectacular mountain scenery and heavy grades. On the Mongolian steppe, a single QJ was enough ... (more)
The parade continues
Fifteen years ago, you didn't have to wait very long for a double headed steam train to appear somewhere in the area of Jingpeng Pass. That was a good thi... (more)