Shenyang Bureau - Shenyang Area

Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning Province and a major rail centre. In addition to the usual attractions, China's first railway museum was located alongside Sujiatun depot, south of the city. These pictures feature the usual mix of QJs, JSs, the occasional Pacific and diesels of classes DF4, DF4D and ND5.

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Shenyang Bureau - Jinzhou Area

Jinzhou lies on the Beijing - Shenyang main line and was a major division point in steam days. There are only three pictures here but they range from a Pacific hauled passenger train in 1985 to an electrically hauled mail train on China's first purpose built high-speed line.

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Shenyang Bureau - Jilin Area

In the mid 1980s Jilin was Pacific City with SL6 and RM Pacifics handling most passenger trains on all four lines from the city. Jilin's SL6s were the last in traffic and feature heavily in these pictures. There are JFs, JSs, QJs and a token diesel as well.

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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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Lanzhou Bureau - Lanzhou to Wuweinan

The railway from Lanzhou to Wuweinan forms a vital link in the route connecting the northwestern province of Xinjiang with the rest of China. This gallery shows the line in steam days, when it was single track and steeply graded, as well as the new, fast, electrified, double track main line completed in mid 2006 with the opening of the 21 km Wushaoling base tunnel.

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Harbin Bureau - Mudanjiang Area

Mudanjiang is Heilongjiang's third city and lies in the far south east of the province, close to the Russian border. The city lies on the route of the original Trans Siberian Railway and the lines in the surrounding area are both scenic and fairly busy. There is a good variety of traction in use including DF8 class diesels. This gallery contains pictures taken around Mudanjiang itself and near Jixi, a large mining centre 120km to the north.

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Harbin Bureau - Harbin Area

Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province and one of Manchuria's major rail hubs with busy main lines radiating in five directions. These pictures were taken around the city in steam days and more recently on the Mudanjiang line.

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Harbin Bureau - Bei'an Area

Bei'an is a farming town and sleepy railway junction in the north-west of Heilongjiang. Railway-wise, It's main claim to fame is as the interchange between CR and the Heihe Local Railway, operator of the long line north to Heihe on the Russian border. I first visited the area in 1999 when high deflector JS and QJ class steam locos were still common. By 2008 when I returned, the exotic class DF7D diesels that had ousted steam had themselves been displaced by standard DF4Bs. Both trips feature in this gallery.

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Beijing Bureau - Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous pictures from around Beijing Bureau.

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