East German built, BoBo electric loco, No 7342 stirs the dust as it climbs out of the massive open-cast pit at Pingzhang in 2002. Note another similar train, top left of photo.
SY 1764 departs Gushan Erjing with an empty coal train. By this date in February 2015, SY1764 had become the youngest operable 2-8-2 in China, a mere 20 years old, as all the newer locomotives had... (more)
SY1441 makes a steamy departure from Pingzhuang Nan Station with a long train of empties bound for the many mines served by this steam powered mine railway. It had snowed the previous evening cove... (more)
SY1441 departs ZhuangMeiZhan with a long train of loaded coal cars. This train is bound for Pingzhuang Nan Station where the steam powered mining railway interchanges with the dieselized China Rai... (more)
Pingzhuang Mining Railway SY1441 struggles to pull 50 empty coal cars out of the mainline interchange at Pingzhuang Nan Zhan (Pingzhuang South Station). As it crosses the river, this train will sl... (more)
7330, One of the large fleet of East German built BoBo electric locos at Pingzhuang opencast, climbs out of the massive hole.
East German LEW electric BoBo no 7362 is seen near the top of the enormous "hole" at Pingzhuang.
On The Pingzhuang Coal Railway in North East China, an SY engine with a loaded coal train races through Erjing bound for the China Rail exchange sidings at Pingzhuang Nan. !6th February 2014.
3 East German built LEW BoBo locos stand outside the loco shed at Pingzhuang. These are part of a large fleet of similar locos that work the huge open cast colliery at Pingzhuang.
East German built Bo Bo electric loco No 7370, climbs out of the enormous open cast coal pit at Pingzhuang. Note a similar train in opposite direction and steam loco at top of picture.
7348 is seen at Pingzhuang opencast mine. The yellow object in the middle of the picture also seems to be a loco!
SY1764 2-8-2 shunting at Zhuangmai Washery, Pingzhuang before taking spoil for tipping.
East German LEW electric BoBo no 7326 is seen near the top of the enormous "hole" at Pingzhuang.
SY1085 climbs out of the big hole at Pingzhuang. Coal trains are brought out of the mine by electric locos, but steam locos work cranes, as here, to move the track as the size of the hole increase... (more)