C2 Photo Album

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photos for the C2 Chimneys page

Z16-02120 at Chaihe equipped with what looks like dumpling-steaming facilities on the chimney. I guess it's really a kind of spark arrestor (Photo © Roger Gillard, cropped to show loco detail)
Harbin 211 at Rongshan has a parallel extension on top of its standard chimney, together with an air-pump exhaust grafted on the side. Unusually, this loco has the steam manifold mounted just outside the cab, with a profiled cover plate. This loco also has air sanders rather than gravity sanding. (Photo © Paul Molyneux-Berry)
Newly-built or overhauled C2 at Harbin Works in 1987 showing the standard chimney with a more pronounced lip at the top (Photo: © Mike Jackson)
Archive photo of a 28 tonne loco at the Shibanxi line in the early 1960s with a standard chimney. Note that there is no external regulator linkage to the dome, so this loco must have an internal regulator linkage. This loco was probably built in Europe (From 'Jiayang Narrow Gauge Steam Train: A Tourist Guide for Photographers and Sightseers', ISBN 978-7-8022-0633-5)
A newly-overhauled C2 with a very long and thin Giesl ejector (from 'A Picture Album of Steam Locomotives in China', ISBN 7-113-04147-7)
One of the KP-4's that remained in Poland, working at the Konavy sugar beet mill, with spark-arresting chimney (Photo © Helmut Pochadt, from 'East European Narrow Gauge' by Keith Chester, ISBN 1-873150-04-0)
Another C2 at Sanchazi, working hard (from 'Steam on 4 Continents' Part IV by G.Haslbeck & D. Wardale, ISBN 3-925314-03-2)
Archive photo of a Russian VP-4 with 'steam gas drier' and spark arrestor. Note also that the VP-4 featured separate casings for the steam dome and the sandbox, rather than the combined 'bathtub' used on other variants of the 28 tonne loco. (coll. Peeter Klaus, from 'East European Narrow Gauge' by Keith Chester, ISBN 1-873150-04-0)
Assembly drawing of the KP-4 spark arresting chimney
Dahuichang #3 had a neater modification to the dome cover, with a rounded rear part. This photo shows it clearly. The chimney has a lid and mesh spark arrestor but no hat at this time.(Photo © Werner Brutzer, cropped to show loco detail)
Our loco Dahuichang #4 seen in 2000, with a selection of chimney accoutrements: hinged lid, hinged 'lobster pot' spark arrestor, and a Chinese hat above them both. Note that the rear half of the dome cover has been removed and the large rectangular sandbox is fitted higher up. These modifications seem to have been unique to Dahuchang. (Photo © Werner Brutzer)
Archive photo of a C2 at the Jiangxi forestry line in the early 1960s with a spark-arresting chimney as shown in the KP-4 drawings. Judging by the position and style of the worksplates, this may be an early example from Harbin (From 'Narrow Gauge Railways of China: Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces' by John Athersuch, ISBN 978-1-900340-33-5)
A C2 in Harbin works in 1987 with a slightly different shape of Giesl ejector (photo © Mike Jackson)
A plinthed VP-4 showing the same chimney arrangement. Three of these locos survive in Estonia and Russia but none are in working order. We do not know if any of these worked in China, but there were certainly some Russian-pattern boilers with corrugated firebox crowns in China. (Photo © Rob Dickinson)
The unusual plumbing on top of the Sanchazi C2s is seen clearly in these two photos (Photo © B Whetham, colln Rob Dickinson)
Pengzhou ZM16-4 72 awaiting rebuilding at Shixi works, showing the cast parallel chimney (Photo © Paul Molyneux-Berry)
Shibanxi #8, another ex-Pengzhou loco, showing the cast parallel chimney. Note also the loco frame extension. (Photo © Paul Molyneux-Berry)
Another variant of Giesl ejector on a C2 on the WangDu Local Railway. Note also the buckeye coupling with its dragbox grafted on the front of the bufferbeam. (Photo © Werner Brutzer)
C2 boilers with corrugated crown fireboxes at Huangjinggou in 2007. The absence of stay heads over the top of the firebox is noticeable. (Photo © Paul Molyneux-Berry)
And a peek through the firehole door to see the corrugations. (Photo © Paul Molyneux-Berry)
This Giesl ejector on a C2 at Tieli has a decorative chrome band and a spark arresting mesh over the top. (Photo © Mick Pope)
This loco at the WangDu local railway retained its spark arrestor later than some. The writing on the photo says “a souvenir [photo] of the crew of 2846, 13 April 1978”. (from the blog of a retired steam driver: http://xi7721100.blog.163.com/blog/static/91338381201101624335730/ )