The workshop in Dongbolizhan is probably the last one in the world where heavy maintenance and small or large repairs are carried out on standard gauge steam locomotives that are in regular servic... (more)
Barrier guard near Dongbolizhan station on the Sandaoling open cast pit railroad. The barrier is operated manually, the barrier on the other side of the three tracks moves simultanously via a wire... (more)
2-8-2 JS # 8167 is starting from the loading point in the open cast pit. The coal is blasted, then transported by lorries to a conveyer belt, and so reaching the blue loading silo. It takes about ... (more)
Chinese track workers in the loading area of the Sandaoling open cast coal pit.
2-8-2 JS # 6224 is leaving the loading area with a coal train up to the washery, while track workers are seen in the foreground.
Switch keeper's hut and JS 8173 coming from the washery.
Refilling of lubricating oil at JS 8190. The oil was extremely viscous, probably due to the low temperature of approx. 7 degrees Fahrenheit (or minus 15 Celsius).
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8167 of the Sandaoling coal mine railroad is passing "station 82" with another load of coal for the washery.
Highspeed tilting train ETR 610 # 005 of the SBB is running the Eurocity 19 from Zürich to Milan on the Ceneri line between Rivera-Bironico and Taverne-Torricella. Only seconds after the train pas... (more)
Re 620 # 027 "Luterbach-Attisholz" and # 014 "Meilen" are pulling the steel train 49025 from Emmenbrücke to Lecco south of Rivera-Bironico on the Ceneri line.
Sunrise at 09.17 AM behind JS 8190 at Dongbolizhan station.
JS # 8225 storming up the estimated 1.2 to 1.5 % grade from the open cast pit to the washery at Sandaoling with a 13 car coal train.