2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is pulling a 700 ton coal train out of the open cast pit of Sandaoling.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is pushing an empty train from Dongbolizhan down to the open cast coal pit, near the crossing of Dongbolizhan, with a hand-painted crossing sign.
View from the southern edge of the huge pit to a coal train, pulled by SJ # 8225 on the about 1.0 % grade, with the Tianshan mountain range in the background.
At this point, the empty downgoing trains have to wait often, till a loaded train leaves the blue loader. JS # 8225 standing with her 13 hopper train near station 82 (Baerzhan).
The 2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is going down to the loading point in the pit with her train.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 storming up the 1.0 to 1.2 % grade with her coal train of estimated about 700 ton.
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.
2-8-2 steamlocomotive JS # 8225 is pulling her about 700 ton coal train up the grade in the open pit coal mine of Sandaoling.
It's about 7 F or -14 Celsius. After the morning shift change the JS # 8225 2-8-2 steamlocomotive of the Sandaoling coal mine railroad is shoving her empty 13 car train back for taking water, befo... (more)
Shortly after sunset, the JS # 8225 2-8-2 leaves the coal washery (discharge point) Xuanmeichang with its pushed empty train back into the open coal pit of Sandaoling.
It's about 7 F or -14 Celsius. The staff of the JS # 8225 2-8-2 steamlocomotive of the Sandaoling coal mine is warming up a frozen valve below the cab with a busket of red-hot coals.
Empty coal train in front of a lot of coal near Nanzhan
Sunrise at Sandaoling! In the pink light of a rising sun, JS8225 storms past JS8190 with the first coal train of the morning.
Sandaoling Mining Railway JS8225 storms up the last stretch of 2.5% grade before the summit at KengKouZhan. Soon this train will surmount the grade and coast downhill into the washery where it's l... (more)