Baiyin: False alert: ok, they have five diesel locomotives, but three of them are stored – because they do not have sufficient loco drivers trained on diesel! Five SYs are on the roster, three of them in daily use. Freight trains with steam are rare these days. But where else can you find regular steam [...]
The traffic was rather normal, but most of the chimney first trains went during the night. In March 2012 they’ll get their first diesel locomotive. We saw two locos in steam, one for shunting and one for the line service. Der Verkehr lief normal, allerdings fuhren die meisten Schornstein-voran-Züge bei Nacht. Im März 2012 soll [...]
auf deutsch siehe unten Sandaoling seemed to be unchanged to my previous reports. We saw all together 24 locomotives in use, one SY among the large fleet of JS. The coal trains from the pit ran, sometimes, very frequent and on other occasions very infrequent. You just need luck. The mine management do not like [...]
Jun gave me some more interesting pictures from steam in Wujiu, the some 9 km long line in the far north of China. You find the location in the map – I posted this in a comment to my first message about this location in November on this blog. The chimney first trains have only [...]
This is from Jun: I am in Yakeshi now, very nice photos today, SY 1225 is working today, SY 1139 in steam stay at workshop. SY 1546 is cold loco, but just repaired from Sujiatun. But one diesel will coming end May that is according the local company’s plan.
Hi! Here are as usual my calendars: Enjoy, and a Happy New Year to all! Hallo! Hier gibt es wie immer meine Kalender: Viel Spaß damit und noch ein gutes Neues Jahr an alle! Roni
This is a summary of our current visit and is posted from the hotel in Sandaoling that now has internet access ( ask for password and cable at reception ). I sent it to some friends and have been asked to post it on the blog. Pictures will eventually appear on my website Have [...]