Steam Trip Report (2006/12/4~19)
Dec 4£ºI meet my UK group at the airport in Harrbin Airport, they are Alan Beard, Dick Walker, John L Price Pass. Then take road to Jixi.
Dec 5, 6, 8: Jixi
1) Chengzihe Washry.
2) Hengshan area:
Zhangxin coal mine, SY 0746 bring empty wagon to Rong Hua.
3) Lishu area: SY 0477, 0951 in steam.
The fire man is cleaning SY O477'S headlight in Xinfeng station of Lishu coal mine.
SY 0477 bring empty wagon to QIKENG.
SY O477 is shunting in QIKENG.
Dec 7: Huanan
C2 011 from Lixin back to Huanan, and through Tuoyaozi village at 7:10 on Dec 7.
******Due to Loco spoiled at middle way.so we just can see one couple train running in one day.
Boy Women play gambling. Repair Railway¡¯s worker
Dec 9: Flight CZ 6241 Harrbin 13:10 to Chengdu 18:10, then take road to Qianwei.
Dec 10---11: Jiayang (Shibanxi) N.G Railway.
Pig also need coach to be sent to city.
Doctor Mr.Chen Jianhai and his wife.
This trip we stayed at Doctor's and it is very convenience for photograph, also everyday Doctor and his wife will provide very nice meal for you.
Night photo in Mifengyan station.
******Good News: Though 3 years hard work,Jiayang's small train was announced "Industrial Cultural Heritage"by leshan city,Sichuan province in 2006.It was kept forever.
Dec 12: Fly to Guilin, then take road to Yizhou, we will take steam photo of Sancha---Luocheng.
Dec 13, 14, 15: Sancha---Luocheng.
JS 8376, 8284 in steam.
Chayan Station Sun rise in Chayan
Sancha Bridge JS 8374 tender first to Sancha
JS 8376 hauled frieght train to Luocheng at 13:40 on Dec 15 ,2006.
Fertilizer Factory¡¯s SY 0980 is in steam and SY 0371 was repaired in Fertilizer Factory.
SY 0980 is back to Fertilizer Factory at 7:25 on Dec 16,2006.
Luocheng Shed:Dumped Loco is JS 8374, 8377, 8286.
******The railway is 51km,Luocheng---Xinyin---Gantang---Sanhe---Chayan---Sancha.From Sancha connecting National Railway .Now only one train is running during one day:Luocheng---Sancha---Luocheng.This railway will be purchased in March next year by National Railway,so until next year March china Local main railway will finish all steam time.
Dec 16: Due to no flight to Zhengzhou, we only fly to Nanjing, then take train to Zhengzhou.
Dec 17: At 13:00 we get off train, then take road to N.G Railway of Xingyang Brick Factory, unfortunately N.G Railway already stopped running before one month. So we must go to Pingdingshan.
Dec 18, 19: Pingdingshan
JS normal working, QJ 6450, 6690 in steam.
JS 8068 is shunting in Tianzhuang station where is closed Depot at sun rise
Train is going to No 5 coal mine
There are 7 Locos in the shed is the same time today , here is last shed in the world. It looks like National Railway formal shed.
JS Locos parking in the shed in the early morning.
The old man pick up coal in the shed.
Dec 19 : K180 (22:16) to Beijing.
Dec 20 : Arrived at Beijin Xi 06:04, then take bus to the airport, finish our happy trip.