Belhurst Productions

Coal, Fire & Steam: The last steam in China

Code: BE046
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Real steam in China is rapidly dwindling. This film looks at some of the last steam operations some of which will survive a few years longer.

We start at Meihekou, a coal mining railway north of Shenyang with its SY 2-8-2s.

Next is Gongwusu near Wuxi, a coal mining system using JS class 2-8-2s.

Baiyin serves a number of metal smelting plants and associated chemical works.

In Shandong Province we cover 3 QJ operated mining systems, the last QJs in service.

Moving on there are SYs at another coal mining railway at Beipiao.

The Steelworks at Baotou has long been famous for the spectacular night-time slag tipping, with its fiery display.

Jalainur's open cast pit is spectacular but this time we cover the less well known surface lines at spectacularly low temperatures.

The Shibanxi narrow gauge railway uses C2 0-8-0s and is a delightful country railway running through unspoilt villages and farmland.

Produced by - Belhurst Productions
Running time - 88 Minutes
DVD only

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