Steam in China
Preserved Steam Locomotives
by David Fakes
Some data about preserved Chinese steam locomotives:
- QJ 6800 does reside in Jixi CNR Depot, or so we were told, we didn't
actually get in to see it, however Dave Fielding had the picture off the
internet, we could see what looked like the structure surrounding it and the
security seemed to acknowledge it was there, although we could not raise
anyone in authority in the time available. Lu indicated to me that it was
moved from Mudanjiang.
- Mention of 023 being preserved in the park at Suiling. This loco in fact
went to Zhanhe. The loco was 021 which is now the working loco. 'Russian
1952?'. Information from the driver.
- Mudanjiang Platform 1 (South) C28 number unknown. Shijazhuang 1968. from
Dongjiacheng Forestry (1969-2004). From plaque. It is named 'Mudanjiang' on
- Mudanjiang Platform 6 (North). SY. From plaque it was the Mudanjiang shed
shunter, withdrawn 1986, and plinthed 2003! It has a JF type tender, and
was probably paired for length. It is named 'Pioneer' on both cab sides.
Exmination of the Tangshan plates give 1/72 and the radius rods identify it
as SY 0452.
- Benxi has SY 0386 (Thought to be SY 709) but the rods show 0343 althogh some
later interchange of parts would seem to have taken place between the
remaining locos which is understandable. Also present are PL2 50 (Pity they didn't put its YJ number on!), XK 28 and
fireless 9, although 5 has been reported, which is still in the yard.
All the preseved locos newly painted.
- Shoukou Steelworks SY 0026 (plaque 12/66, plates removed) and XK13 113
(plaque 1959) plinthed.
- Tangshan shed QJ 1450. Presumed, passed by on train and therefore unable to
- University grounds. SY 0001. The plate gives 8/60, but it is the later
style. '962' on rods.
- Guacun (Changzi) Workshops. JF 116, derelict, buried up to footplate level
in coal dust.
- Yaojie derelict in locked compound. Ascertained by guide to be JF 1563.
- Dahushan: Managed to visit Dahushan on a Sunday, so no problems with access, appears
to have been a repair establishment. All the QJ were lined up outside and
6280, 7115, 6416, 6752, 6677, 6679, 7113, 6411, 6889, 6417, 7086, 6575,
6725, 6655, 6728, 6754, 6410, 6770, 6464, 7101, and 6886. Inside was SY
0739, although no current work was evident.
- A few points on the 'duplicates' at Sandaoling.
JS 6210 is dated 1983, and the rods and reservoirs show it to be JS 6260,
which has been reported in the past and a cab with that number is still in
the yard. The manager accompanying us indicated that it was a 'mines
JS 8077: Motion and reservoirs indicate JS 8118.
JS 8076: Although single slidebars indicate the later version it is dated
1984. Reservoirs show 8619 which I think is the Chinese way of indicating a
reservoir register number which is not associated with the locomotive
number, and a variety of other numbers on the motion. Best guess therefore
is JS 8186, which appears on one slidebar, radius rod, and combination
lever, to my mind always a good indication as combination levers usually go
with the engine being instrumental in valve gear settings. JS 8186 has been
reported here previously, and was not seen on this trip.
© 2005, David Fakes