What: As a follow-up to Ben Kletzer's show at NRHS' February Banquet of the last operating—and vanishing— steam locomotives in China, Henry Bender will show you what Chinese Railways looked like in 1978, when China was the world's last nation still building new steam engines.
He'll show a class QJ "Advance Forward" 2-10-2 less than seven months old, as well as a class RM "Peoples" 4-6-2, and Mikados and Prairies switching Dalien's wharves and Anshan's steel mill. A highlight is his memory of a tour inside a locomotive factory building class DF4 "East Wind" diesels. Views of trains, streetcars, Beijing's subway, imperial palaces, the Great Wall, kindergartens, and more will add variety. Everyone is invited.
When: Friday, May 19th 7:30pm
Where: Southbay Historical Railroad Society Meeting room, Caltrain's S. C. Depot, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara