RailPictures.Net Photo: SY 0638 Nanpio Mining Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Xiamiao Zi, Nanpiao, Liaoning Province, China by Steve Armitage
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Nanpio Mining Railroad (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Xiamiao Zi Motive Power Depot (more..)
Xiamiao Zi, Nanpiao, Liaoning Province, China (more..)
March 04, 2004
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SY 0638 (more..)
Steve Armitage (more..)
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As a young British enthusiast, I recall the deplorable maintenance and consequent woebegone external appearance of once pristine locomotives serving out their last few years. In China, most remaining steam locations maintained a pride turning out a well cared-for and smartly turned-out fleet. The Nanpiao system seemed to opt for the former option. Admittedly this produced wonderfully 'atmospheric' environments like their small running depot. Actually working there would probably quickly dispel any such romantic notions. Remarkably, it seems that this system may well survive with steam traction into the second decade of the new millennium.
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