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Date: 05/11/22 16:21
My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: jbwest

It is hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that Reshui, China became almost a home away from home for me.  It was the perfect location for me because it combined chasing 2-10-2's over a mountain, hiking all over in the hills, and a bit of snow.

JBWX  








Date: 05/11/22 16:52
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: agentatascadero

Great images of big time steam.  I especially love photo #2 of the double header and the meet.....and between semaphores, for big bonus points.
I neveer had the opportunity to do this, and, wisstfully, observed many great photo essays of the era.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 05/11/22 16:54
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: jgilmore

Terrific images!!

JG



Date: 05/11/22 16:57
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting series!

Larry



Date: 05/11/22 18:40
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: refarkas

An "A+" set.
Bob



Date: 05/11/22 19:23
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: train1275

Excellent !!



Date: 05/12/22 05:30
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: Frisco1522

WOW!  Clean firing coalburners, good firemen.



Date: 05/12/22 08:38
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: victortorgrimson

Wow that is a stunning photo!  Thank you for sharing!

Victor



Date: 05/12/22 11:20
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: BM4266

Great photos!.  I was on the pass for the QJ's in the fall of 2004 and back on the flat east end of the line in 2005.  Went back for 3 more years to experience the remaining steam action in China.  Almost all of it is gone now.



Date: 05/12/22 18:46
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: AndyBrown

Oh wow!  That meet shot!  Great stuff!

Andy



Date: 05/13/22 09:22
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: Gonut1

What a juxtaposition, concrete ties and steam locomotives with semaphores!
Nice.
Gonut



Date: 05/13/22 09:53
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: jbwest

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> What a juxtaposition, concrete ties and steam
> locomotives with semaphores!
> Nice.
> Gonut

The Chinese are very thrifty, the JiTong line was equipped with engines and signalling equipment that was surplus to other lines, but adequate for the JiTong until the old stuff either reached the end of its economic life (steam) or traffic increased to the point that better stuff was needed (signalling).  Today the line appears to be mostly double track....maybe even electrified?  Anyone have any first hand info about the line today?d

JBWX

 



Date: 05/13/22 10:26
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 05/13/22 10:26
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: SPDRGWfan

I think  the word is spectacular!



Date: 05/13/22 19:25
Re: My home away from home 20 years ago
Author: railstiesballast

Great work, John.  Thanks for sharing.



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