We visit Tumen on the border with North Korea, visiting the depot and witnessing the steam operations on both passenger and freight.
A visit to the Heilong Branch sees JS Class locomotives fitted with smoke deflectors for operating trains on this steeply graded line.
Traveling north to the Chinese border with Russia we focus on the famous opencast coalmine at Jalainur home to 59 SY Class locomotives.
Mainline steam around Yebaishou was still busy in 1998 which we cover on the two climbs from this City.
Lastly we visit the Chengde Steelworks branch.