Empty coal train on the way to the mine. This is the car at the head of the train with a watcher in the cab
Loud climbing out of the coal mine
Cold sunrise at 9.08am
2-8-2 JS # 8190 of the Sandaoling caol mine railroad is pulling another 700 ton train out of the pit.
Workers wait until the loaded coal train has passed. And it sounds really good!
At the bottom of the opencast pit mine at Sandaoling, JS 6224 storms out of the flood loader with the second coal train of the day. This 13 car train will battle four miles of 2.5% grade before re... (more)
Steam train and a lot of conveyors in the afternoon sun
Empty coal train leaves the unloading point
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS (Jian She=construction) # 8167 with another load of coal on the 1.0 % grade out from the open cast mine of Sandaoling.
Left the car at the head, right the car at the rear of the empty coal train. The steam loc is always at the same place
Through the Baerzhan station in the open cast pit, the coaltrain with 2-8-2 JS # 8167 is accelerating for the steady 1.0 % grade up to the highest point of the line.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is pulling a 700 ton coal train out of the open cast pit of Sandaoling.
Full steam on the about 1.0 % grade with a 700 ton coal train out of the open cast mine of Sandaoling. Pulling is 2-8-2 JS # 8167, in the background is JS 8173 visible, waiting to go to the loadin... (more)
2-8-2 JS # 6224 during the shift change at Dongbolizhan.
Sunrise at Dongbolizhan during shift change in the morning at 8.50 AM, with four 2-8-2 JS steamlocomotives in the yard.