The International Steam Pages


Behind the Scenes in Shixi

If you (or your guide) ask the management at the head-quarters very nicely you will be allowed to visit the workshops and yards at Shixi. We spent a delightful morning there and these are some stills from our video record. Since we haven't started editing yet, I can't say how many of these scenes will make the final cut of our Shibanxi Heaven DVD.

Unloading the coal from Yuejing:

Unloading the coal from Huangcun:

Coaling the locomotive by hand:

Assembling the motion:

Spot welding the 'cushion plate' between wheels and frames:

Precision engineering:

Brass/bronze turnings:


Click below for other parts of our June 2007 report:


Rob Dickinson

Email: webmaster@internationalsteam.co.uk