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Industrial Steam in Southern China 1997

China is the just about the only country where there are literally hundreds of undocumented steam locos at work. Bryan Acford has provided some outline details of one industrial location with steam power which does not appear in the IRS book.

GEC has a major joint venture at Hanwang, north of Chengdu in Sichuan province.. Nearby is Dong Fang Steam Turbine Works and the loco is either associated with the factory or an adjacent quarry. It appears to be JF 2-8-2 4040. The line is clearly marked as 27C in the Quail map book. Obviously further details would be welcomed, it is not unlikely that there are other locos in the area.


Rob Dickinson

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