Beijing Bureau - Beijing City

China’s capital has seen a huge variety of traction over the years, although steam had been banished from the city centre long before I first got there. These pictures show several different classes of diesel and electric locos, DMUs and EMUs, including a CRH High Speed Train, in and around the main station from the early 1990s onwards.

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Shenyang Bureau - Tonghua Area

Tonghua lies in the far south-east of Jilin Province, close to the North Korean border and well away from the main traffic centres of the North-East. Despite this it's one of the most rewarding places to photograph trains with glorious scenery, especially in the autumn, reasonable traffic levels and varied and colourful motive power. Most of these pictures were taken on an October 2008 trip.

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Shenyang Bureau - Changchun Area

Changchun lies on the Harbin - Shenyang main line and was a busy division point in steam days as well as being the capital of Jilin Province. It's also the junction of secondary main lines to Da'an and Jilin. These photos include RM and SL6 Pacifics as well as some of the earliest QJs. Diesels are represented by several classes including DFH3 and DF4C.

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Beijing Bureau - Beijing to Taiyuan

The line from Beijing to Taiyuan has to cross a range of mountains immediately west of Beijing and does so by following the spectacular Juma River Valley. Bridges, tunnels and superb photo locations abound, particularly around Shidu, a small resort town popular with the locals. These photos were taken in Autumn 2006 and features locos of classes DF4C, DF4D and the rare twin-unit BJs.

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