A JS locomotive laden with coal for the wash plant slowly departs the open pit at Sandaoling. An impressive sight to hear and see these locos working so hard. Sandaoling, Xinjiang Province, China.... (more)
The snow-capped Tianshan Mountains loom in the background as JS Class locomotive 8358, top and tail with 8366, heads an empty coal train to the Er Jing colliery across the spartan landscape on the... (more)
QJ7038 set out from Xiakengzi Station.
QJ7038 set out from Ershuitang Station.
In freezing cold conditions, SY1225 doesn’t disappoint as it pushes up an incline with a rake of empty box wagons on the Wu Jiu Coal Group line, which parallels the road. Wu Jiu, Inner Mongolia, C... (more)
The late afternoon sun illuminates the rich tones of the coal bearing strata in the now defunct eastern part of the open pit at Sandaoling, whilst a "fotter" captures the action in the r... (more)
Steam lives on! Well, at least for the time being in some isolated pockets of China. One such location is Sandaoling, in north-western China on the fringes of the Gobi Desert, where JS 2-8-2 tende... (more)
An everyday scene at Sandaoling open cast coal mine sees JS locomotives loading up with coal in the distance next to the loader on the right (smoke plume) and the excavator on the left. Meanwhile... (more)
Chasing the last of the steam engines; SY1225, is seen with a rake of empty coal box wagons, Wu Jiu Coal Group line, Inner Mongolia, China.
Misty morning in Huludao
Fushun Mining Railroad ED85 #1205 pulls a train of empty spoil cars out from the washery at Guchengzi. This locomotive is one of the oldest locomotives in revenue service in China, if not the worl... (more)