JS and Jordan Spreader
Cold weather makes good steam as this JS Class locomotive demonstrates leaving the coal mine's "Blue Loader". The shift is almost over for this crew as they make one last trip to the washery after... (more)
From the eastern edge of the mine, on the evening of January 17, 2018, we were able to experience and photograph spectacular sparks of the heavy-duty steam locomotive with its coal train.
Photographing these "Sparkly Trains" as they are often referred to can be a challenge. They are often photographed in the dark and spark output can vary greatly drastically changing the lighting c... (more)
On the evening of January 3rd 2018, a loaded Coal Train blasts out of the loading yard past 83 Station at the bottom of the grade out of Sandaoling Open Cut Coal Mine, Nth West China.
During engine preparation after shift change at East Yard, the Driver builds a fire under the Rodding to the Cylinder Drain Cocks in an attempt to unfreeze it. At a time of the year when the tempe... (more)
Loaded coal train runs uphill
A few minutes after sunrise
Empty coal train on the way to the mine. This is the car at the head of the train with a watcher in the cab
Loud climbing out of the coal mine
Cold sunrise at 9.08am
2-8-2 JS # 8190 of the Sandaoling caol mine railroad is pulling another 700 ton train out of the pit.
Workers wait until the loaded coal train has passed. And it sounds really good!