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Photo Archive Project

The research that we did for the 'C2 Variants' pages led to a desire to collate more historic photos of C2s in China, including their precessors such as KP-4, KV-4 and the related ZM16-4 etc. We are currently setting up a collaborative photo archive of these '28 tonne locomotives' for research purposes.
For copyright reasons, this is not a public archive, so access is limited to serious researchers and/or photographers who are able to share historic photos of the 28-tonne narrow gauge locomotives in China. We're especially interested in photos from the 20th century (1950s to 1990s) as those locos and lines that survived into the 2000s are fairly common in photos.
At present we have over 500 photographs, covering over 120 28-tonne locomotives on more than 40 railways in China. Many researchers in this field are involved and are contributing some fascinating photos. We are also compiling a list of all recorded 28-tonne locos in China, which already features over 500 locos. The list will be fully linked to the photo archive.
If you would like to be part of this project and/or have some photos that you would like to share, please contact us via the link below left. Many thanks!
In the meantime, here's a taster...
Henan Province: Xuchang Local Railway. Archive photo of a spectacularly decorated C2! (Collection Robin Gibbons)
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September 2016