2-8-2 JS # 8190 of the Sandaoling caol mine railroad is pulling another 700 ton train out of the pit.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS (Jian She=construction) # 8167 with another load of coal on the 1.0 % grade out from the open cast mine of Sandaoling.
Through the Baerzhan station in the open cast pit, the coaltrain with 2-8-2 JS # 8167 is accelerating for the steady 1.0 % grade up to the highest point of the line.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is pulling a 700 ton coal train out of the open cast pit of Sandaoling.
Full steam on the about 1.0 % grade with a 700 ton coal train out of the open cast mine of Sandaoling. Pulling is 2-8-2 JS # 8167, in the background is JS 8173 visible, waiting to go to the loadin... (more)
View over the open cast coal mine of Sandaoling, with the about 20 miles away Tian Shan mountain range. The smoke of a briquette factory clouds the blue sky. A loaded steamtrain with JS # 8173 is ... (more)
Sunset view to a steamtrain in the Sandaoling coal mine.
Although the 2-8-2 JS # 8173 accelerates the heavy coal train out of Station 82 with open throttle, the safety valve blows off. To the left, the JS # 8225 waits to push its train back to the blue ... (more)
The 2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS (Jian She) # 8167 is leaving the coal laoding area in the pit, with a huge excavator on the right.
2-8-2 JS # 8167 is tackling the 1.0 % grade of the Sandaoling open cast mine railroad with a 700 ton train with coal.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8173 is leaving the loading area (blue loader in the far distance) with a 13 hoppers train of about 700 ton out from the pit to the washery.
JS # 6224 belongs to the second built series of the "Jian She" ("construction") locomotives (# 6201 to 6558, built from 1981 to 1986 at Datong). They have a 53.94 in (1,37 mete... (more)
After new fuel was loaded, the JS # 8167 is shunting with her empty train to the other track to the blue loader.
Although there is a coal bunker with loading facility at Dongbolizhan railway station, the steamlocomotives of the Sandaoling open cast mine railroad are usually supplied with coal at the bottom o... (more)
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8173 of the Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad is passing Baerzhan station (also called station 82) with a 700 ton coal train.