Ruined locomotive shed and damaged locomotives, Fengtai, Peking

Ruined locomotive shed and damaged locomotives, Fengtai, Peking




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA06-13. From an album (WO 28/302. China. Boxer Rebellion) in The National Archives. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. No caption for this photograph in the album. This is a scene of devastation at the Fengtai (丰台) locomotive shed, Peking (Beijing), following its destruction by ‘Boxer’ rebels on 28th May 1900. The photo was taken during wintry weather, some time after international expeditionary forces had entered Peking on 14th August 1900 to relieve the besieged foreign legations. At the scene are the mangled remains of at least seven locomotives. The Chinese characters above the locomotive shed entrance indicate the date of construction as 1898 (Guangxu - 光緒帝 - 23rd year). See NA06-11.



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