RailPictures.Net Photo: JS 8225 Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway Steam 2-8-2 at Sandaoling, China by Ben Kletzer
 
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Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
The Loading Point (more..)
Sandaoling, China (more..)
January, 2016
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
JS 8225 (more..)
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Ben Kletzer (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
On a coal January day in 2016, two mainline 2-8-2s thunder upgrade with a heavy coal train at Sandaoling. Doubleheaded trains are extremely rare on the Sandaoling Mine Railway however, JS8190's train was overload on this day requiring a helper to start the train. The coal loading point is on a short but steep grade, so JS8225 was called to lend a hand starting the coal train. Soon the ground shook as the two steam giants stormed up the grade. Within a few hundred yards from this photo location, the train would stop and JS8225 would uncouple . With the hardest part over, JS8190 would single-handedly take the train up the remainder of the 4 mile climb out of the opencast pit.
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