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Remarks: RJC 2008 charges eastbound loaded sand/PR train at the Highway 12 crossing in Mulberry. This was the inaugural run of this locomotive which was imported from China in late 2007/early 2008. There are many opinions of this locomotive floating around the railfan world but one fact remains: this is big steam in revenue freight service in 2008 at mainline speed. This brings all the same sights, sounds and smells of steam to a younger generation who may otherwise never get the opportunity to see a massive machine like this at work.
That was a nicely operated steam engine. There are those that think they have to belch smoke all the time but I love a nice clean run. At mainline speed that locomotive sounds awesome! Nice vid!
Posted by Derek Buel on May 25, 2008
I can handle the hand rails and bell being added to the QJ because they're FRA required, but why couldn't RJ Corman leave the engine in its original Chinese apperence, with its original number (7040), like Railroad Deveolpment Corp. did with their QJs?
Wow, how impressive is this? It's so clean it looks like a model ("Hey, guys...some weathering will make it look more realistic!") Let's hope she racks up many mile for Mr. Corman, who seems to know how to do PR.
Posted by N&W101 on September 10, 2011
She sounds like the CP 2317!
Posted by Stephen Hazen on October 12, 2011
Even alot of America's operating steamers today are made in China!