Jingpeng Photos Added

December 2004 photo gallery added - Jingpeng Pass initially

Jingpeng Farewell Report

New Report added - Farewell to Main Line Steam - The JiTong Railway in December 2004.

Chinese Pacific Photos

Pacifics gallery added. A photo feature on the last years of the SL6 and RM pacifics.

SL Added to Gricer's Guide

SL6 Class Pacifics added to the Gricer's Guide.

RM Added to Gricer's Guide

RM Class Pacifics added to the Gricer's Guide.

Link Updates

Links page updated.
Link to Toshyuki Agura's website added (http://rose.zero.ad.jp/agura/index.html).
Links to TravelChinaGuide Rail and Air timetables added.
Links to Wunderground weather pages added (NE, NW, Cen, SW, SE China).

More Bryan Acford China Video's Added

Six new movies from Bryan Acford, shot on our September trip to the JiTong Railway and Huanan, plus two from the Weihe Forestry Railway in 2000.

Gricer's Guide Updates

ET7 class 0-8-0Ts, GJ class 0-6-0Ts, XK2 class 0-6-0Ts, XK13 class 0-6-0Ts added to the Gricer's Guide.
Gricer's Guide number lists updated.

Bryan Acford China Video Added

Shangdian Single - Added Bryan Acford's video clip of QJ 7041 approaching Shangdian in Feb 2001.

China Loco List Update

Latest info added to Gricer's Guide number lists.

China Loco List Update

Significant update to Gricer's Guide number lists. All published lists brought up to date and additional historic data added.

China Photo Gallery Additions

September 2004 Photo Galleries added. 27 Pictures from Yuanbaoshan, Jingpeng Pass, Lindong and the Huanan narrow gauge.

Autumn China Trip Report Added

September 2004 Trip Report added. A trip to Yuanbaoshan, Jingpeng Pass, Lindong and the Huanan narrow gauge.

More Gricer's Guide Updates

Experimental Location Based Rosters added to the Gricer's Guide.
QJ Class vital statistics now differentiate between 8 & 12 wheel tender locos.

China Locomotive List Update

Gricer's Guide Locomotive Lists brought up to date.

More Bryan Acford China Videos

Five more of Bryan Acford's video clips added to Movies section.

QJ Added to Gricer's Guide

QJ Class 2-10-2s added to Class by Class. Minor mods to other classes.
Updated Gricer's Guide index page.

JS Added to Gricer’s Guide

JS Class 2-8-2s added to Class by Class (part of A Gricer’s Guide). Minor mods to other classes.

More Gricer's Guide Additions

More Classes added to the Gricer's Guide, Class by Class section: JF class 2-8-2s, JF6 class 2-8-2s and YJ class 2-6-2s. Update to SY class 2-8-2s.

More Czech Photos Added

Pictures from my July 2004 trip to the Czech Republic have been added to the photo galleries.

go to Czech Republic photo galleries

Gricer's Guide Additions

The latest addition to the Gricer's Guide is Class by Class, a series of profiles of China's major steam classes. These will consist of a brief description of each class and a list showing the location of those locos reported over recent years. The series starts with profiles of two of the more significant industrial classes; PL2 class 2-6-2s and SY class 2-8-2s.

A Gricer's Guide to Chinese Railways

A Gricer's Guide . . . A new section for background information on China's railways. Initially, there's a page on Chinese Locomotive Numbering and another detailing the major Steam Classes.

Czech Photo Gallery Added

Pictures from my April 2004 trip to the Czech Republic have been added to the photo galleries.

go to Czech Republic photo galleries

More Chinese Diesel Photos Added

A few DF5 Class pictures have been added to Chinese Diesel photo gallery.

Chinese Diesel Photos Added

Chinese Diesel photo gallery added with 29 photos.

Bryan Acford Video Clips

Movies Section added with Bryan Acford's Feb 2004 Video Clips.

Tiefa and Nanpiao Maps

Tiefa & Nanpiao Maps added.

Bryan Acford Trip Report

Bryan Acford's February report added. Beijing Museum, Dahuichang, Lindong and Reshui.

China Industrial Railway Photos

February Trip pictures added.

China Industrial Railways Report

February Trip Report added. A visit to industrial railways at Tongchuan, Pingdingshan, Nanpiao, Huludao and Tiefa and the railway museums at Beijing and Shenyang.

More China Pictures and Site Changes

Redesigned Tractive Efforts Interface uploaded.
More and bigger Summer 2003 pictures uploade

More Maintenance

e-mail link changed. Link between Tractive Efforts and Railography photo galleries added.

Railography Additions

E-mail link added. Link between Railography and Tractive Efforts photo galleries added. Minor mods to page design.

Site Maintenance

Various broken links, particularly on this page, fixed ... I hope.

Railography Launched

Railography website launched with Sampler Gallery and Czech Republic 2003 gallery. Railography was intended to showcase my photography with the exception of the Chinese steam pictures, which would remain on Tractive Efforts for another couple of years.