China Steam

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China Steam


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China is home to the few remaining steam railways still in operation, not that the government will admit it.
Disk Count: 1
Video Format: Standard
Run Time: Approx. 1 hour


Chinese authorities, in fact, deny such railroads exist in the interest of promoting themselves as a powerful, modern, technology-driven society. But they do exist, and New Zealand filmmaker and steam train enthusiast John Agnew is out to prove it. Join him and his faithful crew in China Steam as they brave freezing temperatures, patiently cross thousands of desolate miles and dodge threatening officials all for the love of steam.

Time Warp
Visit places where time stands still — where steam is a modern power. In remote Mongolia, see the majesty of the massive QJ locomotives as they haul enormous loads over the JiTong Line, which stretches more than 620 miles. Witness a fairytale train on one of China’s antique narrow gauge forestry lines normally out-of-bounds to foreigners. And see a fleet of high deflector JS locomotives being serviced in one of the coldest environments in the world.

Product Features

  • See the majesty of the massive QJ locomotives in China
  • Watch steam engines haul logs on an antique narrow gauge line
  • Discover a fleet of high deflector JS locomotives
  • Spectacular film of some of the most remote landscapes in the world
  • Includes bonus footage of QJ engines