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While China is known for modern railroading, it also features some steam train and I was able to visit one on a May 2019 trip. The location is 3 hours outside of the Sichuan Province capital Chengdu and the railroad is called Jiayang Coal Railway.
The railroad was once built to haul coal and...
Nestled deep in China's southwest interior lies the Jiayang Coal Railway. About a good 3 hour drive from the capital of Sichuan Province Chengdu, this 762mm (2.5 ft) is one of the last narrow gauge railroads to still operate in China. Powering the line are Class C2 ex-PKP 0-8-0 steam engines...
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad train 216 doubleheaded by locomotives #488 and #487 on a snowy October 8th 2018 as they pass Coxo crossing and round Windy Point on the run from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO.
I am doing research for my next book, which involves a railroad trip across the northern United States from Chicago to Roslyn, Wa on the Northern Pacific in 1888. The research is proving difficult. I have very specific questions regarding coupling of train cars, the operation of...
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