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Steam in China
Current and former steam operations in the People's Republic of China
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Photo ID: 575226

Double steam part 2! A steam crane is hauled upgrade by JS8081 after completing it's work for the day delivering heavy mining equipment to the mining area at the bottom of the opencast coal mine.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8081
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575224

Sandaoling Mine Railway JS8167 thunders up the last stretch of the long climb out of the opencast pit coal mine. The snow cover TianShan (Heavenly) Mountains rise in the background.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575223

Sandaoling Mine Railway JS8197 storms uphill with a heavy coal train on a cold January day in 2016. This is just one of the dozens of steam powered coal trains that thunder out of the opencast pit... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8197
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575221

Deep in the massive opencast pit at Sandaoling, a steam crane is hard at work delivering a piece of mine equipment to the mining face. The semi truck will carry this equipment to the mining area. ... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575178

Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway JS 8190 makes a beautiful steamy sight as it works upgrade through the Big Curve on the Sandaoling Mine Railway.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575177

Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway JS 8190 storms upgrade out of the long straight and into one of the sharpest curves on the mine railway. Within 5 minutes, this train will have surmounted the 2.5% gra... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 575172

Late afternoon in Sandaoling is a magical hour for steam railway photography. On one such day in January 2016, JS8167 silhouette against the setting sun as the locomotive shoves an empty train awa... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 575170

Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway JS 8225 thunders uphill and through the big curve on it's way up and out of the opencast pit mine with another heavy coal train. Sandaoling is the LAST great steam sho... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 575169

On a coal January day in 2016, JS8190 storms past her sister, JS8225, leading a heavy coal train upgrade at Sandaoling. Just minutes before, these two steam locomotives were working as a team, whe... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 575168

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 tr... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 575167

Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway JS 8190 thunders upgrade out of the giant opencast pit coal mine. The locomotive is just beginning the steepest part of the 4 mile climb out of the pit with 3 more mil... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

Views: 1,123
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Photo ID: 568313

Fuxin Mining Administration SY 1397 makes a thunderous departure from Wulong Mine with a train of spoil bound for the spoil tip. Soon this train will reverse direction on the track in the foregro... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1397
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2016


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Added: Mar 04, 2016

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Photo ID: 568293

Fuxin Mining Administration SY #1320 storms upgrade out of Wulong Mine with a load of spoil.

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1320
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 2016


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Added: Mar 04, 2016

Views: 1,916
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Photo ID: 568053

Fuxin Mining Administration SY #1378 pulls out of the siding after stopping to let off the special brakeman at the Spoil Tip-man's Shanty. Every train must stop here for a special brakemen who esc... (more)

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1378
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 22, 2016


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Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 567792

Fuxin Mining Administration SY #1397 pulls a heavy coal train towards the China National Railway interchange.

Railroad: Fuxin Minin Administration
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Fuxin, China
Locomotive #: SY 1397
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 04, 2016


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Added: Feb 29, 2016

Views: 2,181
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