The night before this photo, it had been the first frost in the Erzgebirge.
At the loading station
On an icy morning (-11 F) in far northwest China.
A very steamy scene at Jalainur in 2003. 6 SY class 2-8-2s and a steam crane are visible.
At least 4 SY locos are seen at work at Jalainur opencast mine on a bitterly cold November afternoon.
Very different types of power at Qitaihe in 2002, but which is newer is debatable!
A young railfan and his father watch 2-8-2 SY 0150 arrive at Yaojie in 2005.
Happy in his work. The driver (engineer) of 2-8-2 SY No 1308 smiles for the camera at Dayan Mines.
Decorated SY No 979 passes Diaobingshan on the Tiefa coal railway with a long train of coal empties.
Several horse carts are being loaded with coal slurry at Chengzihe washery. 2 SY steam locos are also at work.
Peace and Harmony say the banners on the locos, peace and harmony for trainspotters: Phingzhuan coal is still running with the SY-steamers in 2011. Two units meet at the loading facilities on a fr... (more)
Waiting for the departure in deep cold temperature