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Case Notes - Steam in China Part 9
The Jingpeng Pass, Xiakengzi to Shangdian.

Terry Case writes about his travels for steam. Further tales will follow from time to time covering more of Australia, India, South Africa, Indonesia and Pakistan.

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At the time, this was the greatest steam show on earth, there is a map at the end of the tale, otherwise no commentary is needed.

Climbing out of Xiakengzi, Seen from the curved viaduct. 7th January 1997

Crossing the frozen stream. 12th January 2001

The same location with colour! 8th January 1997

Looking down on the same bridge from the 2nd level,  8th January 1997

The curved viaduct. 5th January 1997

The curved viaduct,.10th January 2001

On the 2nd level with the curved viaduct & Xiakengzi in the background, 1999

Downgrade past the site where another loop was added, 1999

Crossing the Erdi bridge, 8th January 2001

Having crossed the Erdi bridge the crew will be preparing to enter the tunnel, 10th January 2001

Tunnel exit, 8th January 2001

Tunnel exit in colour, 1999

Winter wonderland! Exiting the 3rd tunnel on the climb to Shangdian.

Approaching the summit at Shangdian as late afternoon shadows lengthen, 1999.


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