In the last of the light, a JS Class 2-8-2 tender steam locomotive (JianShe construction) laden with coal leaves the loading point at the western part of the open pit at SandaoLing destined for the wash plant. Xinjiang Province, North-west China.
A growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads in the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (I still find new "Lights In The Night"!)