|DF7 3020 is a pleasing site as it heads to the carriage sidings.|
|SS9 0091 hauls in mixed livery rake|
Three years can see a lot of change in China so I was interested to see what was different since my previous trip.
|Pioneer SS9 001 departs from Beijing.|
|DF7 6511 enters the station to retrieve an empty train.|
|HX3D 0090 arrives with a freshly painted green rake of coaches from Jiamusi|
|SS9 006 arrives with a train from Louyang 23.02.2017|
As well as the main loco classes many others can be seen in limited numbers at Beijing station. On our visit a highlight was an HxD2 based on the Alsthom 'Prima' platform working a train in from ZhangjiakouNan. Also seen around the station area were seveal DF7 shunting locos, none of which were seen within the station limits on my previous visit. Diesels continue their general decline in Beijing with significantly less DF4 action on this visit. A very nice looking green double unit DF11 had been seen earlier in the week but sadly not when we were in position.
This spot continues to offer great variety and is highly recommended if you have a few hours spare in the Chinese capital.
|HXD2 1017 has it's clear origins in the Alsthom Prima locos. The double unit works in an arrival from ZhanjiakouNan while HXD3 0459 awiats its next duty.|