Over 150 km in lenght starting in Zhanhe a 762 mm forrestry railroad daytime -35 – 30 and nights up to -51 C
Right to the end this line had diesel and steam in operation.
The railway put three electrical locos, built in 6/2000 in October in service between the powerplant and the first station, so all steam operation with freight trains is finished. But the passengers remain steam. The area is more sensitive for gricers than last year, some enthusiasts here were denied to enter the area. But the staff is still very kindly. Beside the three electrical locos (0-4-0) they still have the dumped Mudanjang-diesels (two) and five C2 (three serviceable). Numbers later, after my arrival in Germany end of December.
text by; Bernd Seiler after our Nov 2000 visit to this line.
Although the main purpose was this time only seeing the Ji Tong railway Bernd Seiler took us (his little group off steamlovers) along long parts of the line outside the pass. It takes some long train and bus rides bud proved to be worthwhile.
I hope you enjoy seeing some of it. I am not pretending to be a very good photographer I just enjoy it to travell among diffrent lines and take pictures.