C2 Photo Album

album:Models, Art, Stamps

009 scale KP-4 seen on top of the frames of our full size loco.
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The second C2 stamp from Guiné-Bissau features an elaborately decorated loco hauling a train of logs, but the location is harder to identify: possibly Zhanhe or Tieli?
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There’s nothing linking C2’s with the small West African country of Guiné-Bissau, except that they issued a set of stamps in 2001 featuring Chinese locomotives. Two were Forestry Railway C2s: 115 with the passenger coach is at Chaihe.
A beautiful model of a KP-4 at the Warsaw Railway Museum in Poland, around 1:20 scale. It's apparently smaller than the similar one at nearby Sochaczew.
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From the 1930s to the 1950s, a 750mm gauge railway connected the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar to a coal mining region at Nalaikh. Locos and rolling stock were provided by the USSR, and included several 28-tonne locos similar to those supplied to China. This stamp issued in 1979 is part of a set featuring Mongolian locomotives, and illustrates a Hungarian-built КВ-4.
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Soviet 28-tonne locos worked in many of the Eastern Bloc countries, and some can still be seen working today. This Lithuanian stamp features a Finnish-built PT-4 loco. This was one of a set of two stamps featuring narrow gauge locos issued in in 2002.
Finally, this stamp from the African republic of Togo includes one of the 28-tonne locos still at work at the Jiaying coal company’s tourist line in China (often known as Shibanxi).
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This stamp is part of a sheet of four issued in 2014 and featuring preserved steam locomotives. Two Ff&WHR locos also feature: seeing these together is a foretaste of things to come with our C2. All we need now is Tornado to visit Blaenau Ffestiniog on a railtour…
A card model in 1:35 scale, built by Jean-Baptiste and Jean-Claude Malbec: about 80% complete.
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David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2, part built
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David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2, in steam and nearly complete. David has built a matching caboose too.
A card model in 1:35 scale, built by Jean-Baptiste and Jean-Claude Malbec: about 80% complete.
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David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2, before painting
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The frame of David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2
David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2, complete and fully painted.
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David Shearwood's 16mm scale C2, in steam and nearly complete. David has built a matching caboose too.
Cab interior of the loco in steam.
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This stamp from Somalia is part of a set featuring Chinese trains issued in 2004. It shows a C2 hauling a log train on the Weihe Forestry Railway.
This stamp from Somalia is part of a set featuring Chinese trains issued in 2004. It shows a C2 hauling a log train on the Weihe Forestry Railway.
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David Daniels' C2 in On30 scale: a painstakingly scratchbuilt model of a Dahuichang loco, complete with a rake of the characteristic tippler wagons.
This fascinating old photo was taken at Harbin Forest Machinery Factory, and shows a model of a C2 numbered C2-0 5801. C2 Production at Harbin began in 1958 so was this a commemoration of the first loco produced? It appears to be about 1:20 scale.
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The Sochaczew Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Poland has two full-size KP-4s and this beautiful model which is nearly 3 feet long. I'd estimate the scale at 1:12.
A closer look at C2-0 5801 at Harbin
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This striking image was found online and probably represents a loco at Weihe Forestry Railway. Unfortunately we have failed to find a reference to the artist.
The Huanan Forestry Railway is being partly reopened as a tourist operation. This is a detail of a painting created to celebrate the start of refurbishment work. The artist is Zhang Shumei from the Jiamusi Huanan Artists Association. (from https://www.meipian.cn/th5m41b)
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This wintry picture is printed in a Chinese diary from the early 1950s. The earliest dated entry in the diary is March 1954 so it was probably printed in 1953. This must be one of the earliest locos imported from Poland or Hungary, that had been built in 1952. The caption says it is at Tieli Forestry Railway, which was established in 1950 and received its first steam locos of this type in late 1952.
A wider view of the image above. The artist Zhang Shumei puts the finishing touches to the painting. (from https://www.meipian.cn/th5m41b)
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This painting by Jonathan Clay was commissioned by one of the C2 Project Group members. You can buy prints from our merchandise page. For a wider range of Johnathan's art, see also Jonathan Clay Transport Art.
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This was an early draft for our project logo, created for us by Peter Dennis, a close friend of ours and an excellent transport artist and illustrator. You can see some more of his work here: Peter Dennis Art. This crest merging Chinese and Welsh dragons is very attractive but we have never really used it. Perhaps we should!
Japanese artist Fujikura Kikutaro (藤倉 菊太郎) has made some very nice wood-cut art featuring Chinese railways. This is a view of the Jiayang Coal Railway, better known to enthusiasts as Shibanxi. You can buy a book of his art on Amazon .
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A Chinese wooden model of a C2 with bogie tender.
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