话说在1983年春天，在美国的洛杉矶，在Flickr网名为“ Leroy W. Demery, Jr. ”的公交迷在当地的书店找到了一本名叫"China Off The Beaten Track"的旅行指南类的书，同年七月他从香港入境来到中国大陆，在游历了大多数城市之后于当年9月9日到了东北的第一站哈尔滨，9月11日到了长春，9月12日到了沈阳，9月14日去了抚顺之后又回到沈阳，在9月16日去了鞍山，最后在9月18日到了大连结束了在东北的旅程。
由于照片拍摄者拍摄的主要内容以当地的电车和火车为主，其中包括沈阳的无轨电车、抚顺矿务局的通勤电车、鞍山和大连的有轨、无轨电车。总之这些交通工具由于各种原因基本上都消失了，至于他的帖子在怎么被发现的我也想不起来了，由于Flickr原地址照片一些不能显示，但是网上发现了一个好人，在互动百科网站有一位“小手插兜”的网友不仅将这些图片传上网站，而且还将坐着的署名“迪利来 Leroy W. Demery, Jr 出目里利吕井”直接剪切掉了，在此要表示感谢，还是好人多。。。
If ever I should enjoy the good fortune to return to Shenyang, I shall have much to remember - and much to think about.
An absurd comedy of events began when I attempted to leave Harbin (q.v.). I experienced no problems at Changchun, but my arrival at Shenyang was delayed until the early morning hours of 1983 September 12.
I set out by foot through the deserted city center, in the direction of the tourist hotel.
Remarkably, I was soon spotted by a couple, on bicycles. They accompanied me to the hotel ... where the gate was locked and no one responded to the man's shouts.
He then motioned for me to follow. He led me back toward the railway station. We stopped at an block of flats, "almost" complete but not yet occupied. He motioned for me to follow. We walked up several stories - he must have used matches to light the way. We arrived at a flat - it must have been "his" because the flats had doors and he had a key. He indicated that I could sleep here.
The tower block was located close to the Shenyang railway yard. I was therefore treated to a "steam locomotive symphony" through the night. Memorable!
The next morning, the man returned, escorted me to the tourist hotel, and introduced me to a local Communist Party of China official who spoke very good English. I recall the name of my "benefactor" - Mr. Gao - but not his wife, nor that of the, 干部, Gànbù, ("Cadre") ... who escorted me on a tour of the Shenyang Imperial Palace (沈阳故宫, Shěnyáng Gùgōng).
The Cadre then escorted me to my place of accommodation during my stay in Shenyang - the Foreign Students' Dormitory at the Liaoning Provincial University 辽宁大学, Liáoníng dàxué). The Cadre knew that there was a room available.
I stayed at the university for four days (in fact, three, because of an unplanned "delay" in Fushun, q.v.). I had a great time meeting and talking with students from all over the world. Among them I remember a young man from San Diego (close to home!), a young man and woman from the Netherlands, and two young women from Austria.
It seemed remarkable that the dormitory had a room prepared and ready - as if they knew I was "on the way." That, of course, was absurd. So I remarked, in a light-hearted manner, that it was very considerate of them to have the room prepared ...
The intended occupant was described to me as "A Canadian student, from Montreal."
Who died, together with 268 other people, aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007, which was shot down by the Soviet Union on 1983 September 1.
The Cadre knew that there was a room available.