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UPDATE - April 8, 2013

Finally got FTP and an HTML editor (Taco) for my Mac so updating some bad links. Also one of the web rings hijacked this page. That's why no one could see it without an immediate re-direct. Fixed now.

China Train Schedule in English
Search China Train Schedule in real time. Get the English China train timetable together with the stations, prices.

Shanghai's MagLev train video is now available on DVD-R NTSC only. For the first time ever, see the new MagLev on DVD right from the front of the train. I busy working on another video titled China - A Spring Tour from over 4 hours of video footage I shot in various places. It promises to be a very interesting DVD.

See my DVD's available HERE. Click on the DVD link and you can see a 60 second short video and purchase the DVD's.

Tour Shanghai video. 50 minute tour of Shanghai including a bus ride and HuangPu River cruise. See a new condo, Jin Mao tower, Oriental Pearl TV tower and much more. Also on the same DVD, a double feature. China Rail, Shanghai 30 minutes of trains. Plenty of naration and information and some beautiful run-by's.

Please note that all my DVD's are NTSC DVD-/+R.


Now you can book train tickets and tours online now at China Trip Advisor.
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Shanghai 2002


My friend, Robert Schwandl at UrbanRail.net has given me permission to link to his Beijing and Shanghai subway maps. He has the latest updates. Thanks Robert.
You can visit his entire site by clicking on the banner below at the links section.

I have made some corrections to the banner links at the bottom of the page.


China Railway Timetable, English version new 2013 version. Click for information.

About Shanghai 2000

Except for it being very hot and humid, it was a wonderful trip. We went to visit family, then planned to visit the South of China. We were originally going from Shanghai to Fuzhou, but decided to get off the train at Shaowu City on the advice of a friend and took a bus to Wuyishan City. Between a 14 hour train trip and a 1 hour bus ride, we wound up at Wuyishan and the Wuyi Mountains. It was spectacular scenery. From Wuyishan we then took the train on to Fuzhou. This is a new Railway line. About an 8 hour trip through the mountains and tunnels and after a stop at Nanping City, followed the river to Fuzhou. Just beautiful! There were numerous Stations where the Locomotive cut off the train and went to the other end, due to the track layout. Each train has it's own power car for lights and air conditioning. We spent a day in Fuzhou visiting relatives, then a 3 hour bus ride to Xiamen. There's no direct train connection from Fuzhou to Xiamen. Xiamen was also beautiful. You can see the train photos here and go to my China page for the other photos.

Guangshen Railway. One of the few semi-Privatized Railways in China, runs between Guangzhou and Shenzen. I received These photos from a good friend of mine, Mr. Yang Cai.

Do you have something to contribute? Or a link to suggest? Please email me.
Disclaimer and Copyright.
The fine print big enough to read!
This is an unoffical site and is not connected in any way with the Ministry Of Railroads of the People's Republic of China, or any other Government agency.
This site is provided by me and is intended only for your information and enjoyment. Also to help further the interest in one of the greatest Railway systems in the World.
All information presented is believed correct at the time I put it here. All photographs are copyright and either taken by me, or used with permission.

newCHINA TRIP 2002new
Photo from our 2002 trip coming soon.


CHINA TRIP 2000
I'll be putting up more as time permits.
Click thumbnail to view the large version. These photos copyright ©; 2000 by Allen Zagel. All rights reserved.

Shanghai Locomotive
Depot.

Shanghai Locomotive
Depot.

Shanghai Locomotive
Depot.

Shanghai Lcomotive
Depot.

Shanghai Lcomotive
Depot.

New Light Rail Line.

DF4 Locomotive.

Same as our train.

Same as our train.

Getting settled
in the coach.

Regular class sleeper.

Bunks 3 high!.

Surprise! I fit!
All 6'5" (1.95m) of me!.

Dining car
between meals.

Container cars.

Cargo train.

Wuyishan Station
early morning.

Our train
to Fuzhou.

Our train
to Fuzhou.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Nanping City.

Nanping City.

Nanping City.

Train Sign

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Wuyishan Line.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.

Xiamen to Shanghai.
SHANGHAI 1999
Click thumbnail to view the large version. These photos copyright ©; 1999 by Allen Zagel

Shanghai Railway
Station.

Train #56
to Harbin.

We're getting off
at Suzhou.

Arriving at
Suzhou.

Train back
to Shanghai.
BEIJING
Click thumbnail to view the large version. These photos copyright © 1996, 1997 by Allen Zagel

Beijing Main
Station.

Beijing Main
Station.

DF Series
diesel hydraulic Loco.

Arriving at
Main Station.

2nd unit is
German Henschell.

Driver's cabin on
the Henschell unit.

Loading the mail.

Air conditioned
newer cars.

Air conditioned
newer cars.

New Beijing West
Station.

New DF5H
Switch engine.

Switch engine
brings train from yard.

Waiting for
road engine.

A tran departs.

Going...

Gone!

Rail Test Car

Line Car.

Loco Staging area.

Work Equipment.
MAPS
Rail map
China Rail Map
Beijing Bus Map Beijing Subway Map
Beijing Subway Map
Shanghai Subway Map
Shanghai METRO Map
SHANGHAI METRO
Line #1 is now open. Line #2 is scheduled to open in Fall of 1999.

Shanghai Railway Station
North terminus of Line #1.

Trains are in
6 car sets.

Entering a
subway station.

Station Concourse.

Testing new
trains for Line #2.

This and the next 4 photos
are taken at....

Xin Long Hua
Station....

First Station
out of the subway.

Just Beautiful!
Fast, Clean & Quiet!

"Dragon" style train
Similar to Hong Kong.
SHANGHAI BUSES

Trolley bus.

Trolley bus.

Trolley bus.

Trolley bus.

Trolley bus.
bus photo
Some busses...
bus photo
are powered...

by "Propane" Gas

Double Deck Bus
bus photo
Clean & Colorful.
BEIJING TRANSIT, SUBWAY.

Subway Station.

Subway Station.

Subway Station.

Subway Station.

Circle Line.

Circle Line.

Circle Line.

Circle Line.

East-West Line.

East-West Line.
BEIJING TRANSIT, BUSSES.

Trolley Bus.

Trolley Bus.

Trolley Bus.

Trolley Bus.

Trolley Bus.

Bus Photo.

Bus Photo.

Bus Photo.

Bus Photo.

Bus Photo.

The two Steam Locomotives at the top are QJ Class "2-10-2" wheel arrangement. These are the present backbone of the Steam Locomotive fleet of China Rail. I have many more photos, maps and links comming. Please keep checking for additions.


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