A few minutes after sunrise
Empty coal train on the way to the mine. This is the car at the head of the train with a watcher in the cab
JS steam locomotive during the shift change at Dongbolizhan.
2-8-2 JS # 6224 during the shift change at Dongbolizhan.
Sunrise at Dongbolizhan during shift change in the morning at 8.50 AM, with four 2-8-2 JS steamlocomotives in the yard.
JS # 8167 shunting in Dongbolizhan shortly before sunrise.
This morning, an astonishing large group of photographers and videographers from over the world watched the shift change "ceremony" at the Dongbolizhan station.
Sunrise behind 2-8-2 JS # 8190 at 09.21 AM in Dongbolizhan station.
After the morning shift chance, shortly before sunrise at about 9 AM, all 4 JS steamlocomotive of the Sandaoling coal mine railroad are gathered at Dongbolizhan station. This day JS # 6224, 8167, ... (more)
In the morning between about 8 and 9 AM, there is shift change at Dongbolizhan. Up to 4 JS steamlocomotives can be seen shunting, taking water and coal, get lubrification by the new staff, before... (more)
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).
Sunrise at 09.17 AM behind JS 8190 at Dongbolizhan station.
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)
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.