RailPictures.Net Photo: SY 1676 Baotou Steel Mill Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Baotou, China by Ben Kletzer
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» Baotou Steel Mill Railroad (more..)
» Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
» Slag Tip 3 
» Baotou, China (more..)
» September 07, 2008
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» SY 1676 (more..)
» Unknown
» Ben Kletzer (more..)
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The spectacular slag dump at Baotou steelworks as seen with SY #1676. At one time, Baotou had dozens of steam locomotives in daily service, but by this point in 2008 only seven SY 2-8-2's remained. Already most of these steam locomotives were idle every day, while a massive fleet of new diesels served the steelworks. The once bustling steam shop was already barren of equipment and awaiting demolition. But all of this could be forgotten while watching a SY struggle with 1200 tons of molten steel on the slag tip. Within a six months, the steel mill would be fully dieselized and SY 1676 would be nothing more than razor blades.
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