JS 8225 storms uphill past the jumbled boulders halfway that mark the halfway point from Baerzhan to Kengkouzhan.
JS 8080 switches a long train of coal cars at Nanzhan (South Station) railway yard. Despite looking like a locomotive destined for the scrapyard, JS 8080 is actually in great operational shape, wi... (more)
JS 8225 storms uphill along the double track mine railway at Sandaoling.
JS 8167 hammers uphill through the sweeping curve, nicknamed Red Cliffs.
JS 8190 thunders past JS 8167 as it leads a loaded coal train out of the opencast pit coal mine.
JS 8167 thunders upgrade with a heavy coal train on the opencast pit line of Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway.
JS 8190 runs quickly through the straight stretch above Baerzhan. Trains often use this half-mile stretch of straight track to gather speed before hitting the 2.5+% grade ahead.
JS 8190 storms uphill with another heavy load of coal! The engine is just reaching the steepest part of the mainline, where the grade nearly reaches 3% for the last stretch out of the opencast pit... (more)
Nothing like ringing in the New Year with revenue steam! JS 6224 stroms up the beginnings of the 2.5% grade out of Baerzhan while JS8167 waits in the head shunt spur for it's turn to be loaded. Ou... (more)
JS 8167 storms out of Baerzhan Yard with a heavy coal train on the last day of 2017. Baerzhan is interlocking throat for the loading point on the Sandaoling system; here the double track mainline ... (more)
JS 6224 steams uphill out of the opencast pit coal mine at Sandaoling. JS 6224 holds the dubious honor of being one of the oldest steam locomotives in service in China in 2018, yet it was only bui... (more)
JS 8190 storms upgrade out of the wide curve and up the ramp to the unloading facility. Soon this train will unload and return downgrader for another 1500 tons of coal.
NRZ Class 14A Garratt #525 heads on to the turntable after completing a roundtrip to Cement.
NRC Class 14A Garratt #525 storms out Mpopoma Yard with the Mbalabala Mixed train. This is on the double track mainline connecting Bulawayo to Harare.
NRC Class 15A Garratt #414 storms out of Thompson Junction with a heavy freight train bound for Bulawayo.