A remote area in the mountains of Tibet at altitude 4.000 meters (12.400 feet). The train is on its way from Tibet capitol Lhasa to Xining. The 3 dieselengines of type C38AChe were built in 2006 b... (more)
In 2006 General Electric, Pennsylvania, USA, built 78 locomotives type C38AChe for the new Tibet railway. The first 18 units were painted white - the rest got this green/yellow livery. Each unit h... (more)
The mountains of Tibet, altitude 13.000 feet (4.320 m). A train from Lhasa northbound for Xining curves around a narrow valley. A military truck - part of a convoy of 92 trucks - is headed south t... (more)
The General Electric built NJ2 0061 and NJ2 0069 are hauling the Lhasa-Xining train K 918 with 14 cars on its way north above a village in the mountains of Tibet. Altitude 4.000 m (12.400 feet).
Qinghai-Tibet railway at km 1405 - that's 544 km (338 miles) north of Lhasa. Tanggula station is located at altitude 5.068 m (16.628 feet) and thereby the highest placed railway station in the wor... (more)
Qinghai-Tibet railway has a length of 1.142 km (710 miles). All in all 154 km (95 miles) of the track is placed on bridges and viaducts. This S-shaped highbridge is 2 km (1,3 miles) long. Altitude... (more)
Qinghai-Tibet railway has a length of 1.142 km (710 miles). All in all 960 km (595 miles) of the line is above altitude 4.000 m (12.400 feet), and 20 km (12 miles) is even above 5.000 m (15.500 fe... (more)
Qinghai-Tibet railway, km 1408 - that's 541 km (335 miles) north of Lhasa. The bridge is at altitude 5.072 m (16.640 feet) - and thereby since 2005 the highest railwaypoint anywhere in the world.
Qinghai-Tibet railway has a lenght of 1.142 km (710 miles). General Electric, Pennsylvania in USA, has delivered 78 dieselunits type C38AChe. A GE-engineer is still in Tibet to monitor the GE-loco... (more)
Freighttrafic on the Tibet railway is still minimal. The green locomotives with 3.800 HP each were built by General Electric, Pennsylvania, USA. They are fitted with the typical american horn !
North of Lhasa, the Shanghai train is on its way, still 4.300 km (2.900 miles) to go. Passengercars on the new Tibet railway has special features, such as oxygen outlet for passengers - and even a... (more)