Come see big modern steam running the rails and pulling big tonnage revenue trains every day. New Zealand film maker John Agnew had some trouble getting this program as the Chinese government would prefer the world not think of China’s modern economy running with old technology on the rails. However, no matter what the bureaucrats want you to see, the steam engines of China do their work every day and this DVD captures that reality. Highlights include remote Mongolia and the 620-mile JiTong Line, home to big modern steam engines.
In “China Steam”, visit an extraordinary place where steam is still modern power. Travel there with Agnew and his crew in below-freezing temperatures across a desolate and beautiful landscape to capture the majestic and powerful steam engines doing what they were built to do. Watch massive QJ engines haul their enormous loads, see a fleet of high deflector JS locomotives and discover an antique narrow gauge forestry line. Also on the DVD, a bonus, an extra 10 minutes featuring China’s massive QJ steam locomotives.