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  1. "Called Out"

    "Called Out"

    Crew going on duty at Haoluku Terminal 4 Feb. 2004 Inner Mongolia China Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  2. "Deep Freeze"

    "Deep Freeze"

    Haoluku Terminal -45 Deg F. 4 Feb. 2004 Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  3. Hadashan Section Gang

    Hadashan Section Gang

    9 Feb. 2004 Hadashan, Inner Mongolia China 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  4. Hazy Shade of Winter

    Hazy Shade of Winter

    7 Feb. 2004 JingPeng Waterstop Inner Mongolia China Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  5. Starlight Waterstop

    Starlight Waterstop

    Starlight Waterstop at JingPeng Inner Mongolia 8. Feb 2004 Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  6. Tunnel 2 Exodus

    Tunnel 2 Exodus

    Near the villiage of Erdi, Inner Mongolia, freights like this eastbound go through three consecutive tunnels including this tunnel #2.
  7. No Stoker Required

    No Stoker Required

    A Jitong Railway crewman readies the fire for an uphill assault on Jingpeng Pass.
  8. Erdi Silouette

    Erdi Silouette

    In the valley near the villiage of Erdi, a eastbound freight is silouetted against the snowy landscape.
  9. Semaphore and Caboose

    Semaphore and Caboose

    A caboose rears a westbound train, curving past a lower quadrant semaphore on the east slope of Jingpeng Pass. Jan 04.
  10. Eastbound at Biligou

    Eastbound at Biligou

    Just after the bridge at Biligou an eastbound freight climbs Jingpeng Pass. Jan 04.
  11. Steel Mill Locomotives

    Steel Mill Locomotives

    My wife, Minghui, took this photo for me. It is a 0-8-0 shifter used at the steel mills in her native city of Chongqing
  12. Datong Coal Railway 1197

    Datong Coal Railway 1197

    Here is another view of the coal hauling RR. The motorcar is passenger service for the local inhabitants.
  13. Datong Coal Railway 344

    Datong Coal Railway 344

    This was my very first sight of any steam in genuine revenue service. Up until now all I ever witnessed was restored tourist operations. It was almost like being in the Appalachians back in the 1940's
  14. Datong Coal Railway 1656

    Datong Coal Railway 1656

    This was taken back in August of 2002. I was riding in the cab of the 1197 at the time. The location was near Ganshui in the Szechuan Province of China
  15. Morning Glory

    Morning Glory

    Valentine's Day 2003 Galadesitai, Inner Mongolia just after sunrise. image M. Ross Valentine 2003
  16. Gatekeeper


    A lone gatesman stands guard as one of the last regular service steam operated passenger trains heads to Chabuga, Inner Mongolia.
  17. Typical Mongolian Villiage

    Typical Mongolian Villiage

    The only thing atypical about this villiage is the railroad. ErDi, Inner Mongolia.
  18. Jingpeng Water Stop

    Jingpeng Water Stop

    A westbound freight stops for water at Jingpeng, Inner Mongolia. January 2003.
  19. Inside Tunnel 4

    Inside Tunnel 4

    Photo shows an eastbound freight climbing JingPeng Pass taken from inside Tunnel 4.
  20. China Silouette

    China Silouette

    Photo shows two silouetted QJ 2-10-2's on Jingpeng Pass. January '03. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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