Steam trains China
Chinese steam trains Photo gallery Winter steam in China
Winter steam in coal mines and steel mills

Winter steam in China in January 2007. Chinese steam locos, steam trains and freight trains with steam, industrial and mine railway systems, a journey leads to the last places and locations, where steam trains engines are still used for daily operations. But even here the dark clouds of diesel are coming up. The Jixi coal mine railway got their first diesel locomotives in May 2007 and since in China a steam locomotive is valorized as an antique thing, which has to be substituted, it has to be feared, that briefly the last smoke will leave the chimney. Historical preparation and responsibility, museum preservation of the exhibits ... nil return, better to tread the way of old iron, the scrap dealer has a smile in his face, who can sell the iron well in the current market situation.

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at the track

Baiyin - Steel milla 804 (36)

Steel mill Baotou (44)

Line Huludao - Yangjiazhangzi (40)

Xiamiaoxi / Repair plant 701 (20)

Tiefa (28)

Coal mine system Jixi (48)

Coal mine Jalainur (44)


No photo gallery? Worth knowing about technology and program
If your operating system doesn’t build the photo gallery, but instead displays a warning that restricts the display of active content, allow the blocked risk. The navigation, the selection menus of the photo gallery as well as the control of the gallery pages are completely written in javascript, which triggers the browser to display this warning. Furthermore, since version 3.0 the entire screen is designed in container technology with a maximum of 5 areas, which are set visible or kept hidden depending on the screen width. Unlike the other galleries, the winter steam gallery is fixed and defined with 4 small pictures per row. The photo gallery itself as one on the 5 subsections is displayed with dynpro subscreen technology, means in the screen encircled container 2 other containers are connected in the top left position. One of these sub-container shows as transparent background image the JS8207 in the coal miner in Huludao; the other container contains the text. The wallpaper in the background is fixed with 100% x-axis and 100% y-axis and 13500 pixels, the text container calculates its depth itself. Depending to your screen configuration, one container is displayed deeper than the other, so there it at the bottom an overpowering beyond the edge of one of the containers. In normal cases the wallpaper should finish deeper than the text.

Some patience, please note
The pictures of the photo gallery are extremely compressed to 165 * 110 pixels, thus very fuzzy, but this is the intention. By clicking the frame you will get the actual size with an image resolution of 2250 * 1500 pixels and the detailed data to the picture. You can click the graphics right away, the second screen will open, but it may be that your Internet browser will load all the photos in the gallery before the single photo is activated in the zoom. Also note that your computer may issue a warning about active elements in the background. Without activation and during charging, the zoom screen remains black, which is not a program error, it is just the background color. Please be patient. How the photo description is structured and which possibilities you have in operating the system, is shortly summarized in the guidance to the photo.

Enthusiasts and railway enthusiasts
Steam trains fans are welcome to contribute additional data, since the author doesn’t consider himself a professional for example concerning classes or history of a locomotive. Through our link summary you can access to other interesting galleries and presentations on the topic of steam locomotive and railway on the Internet. Webmasters, companies, railway stations, associations, museums, clubs, organizations, who like to be linked to our list, we offer the chance to cross reference by exchanging links to your presentation. Would you like to participate ?

Farrail - live to see steam trains and railway
Did this little photo gallery appeal to you more? Has this little photo gallery wake you up for more ? Don't you like to see only the pictures, do you like to photograph yourself the trains ? The journey, which has provoked these images of this site, has been organized by Farrail. Farrail is specialized on photo and video tour for railway and train spotters in foreign and exotic countries. The participants don't have to take care about anything, neither how to get a permission, neither approvals, they don't have to study when the next train is on the ride, even neither in which nice restaurant dinner will be taken, everything will be managed for you. Your responsibility is only to ensure, that your camera has enough power, that the memory capacity of your smart cards is sufficient, or that you have enough empty and unused films used for this day / this tour.

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