A steam crane is operating in the opencast coalmine at Sandaoling moved by JS 8190
JS 6290 with a coal train on its way to the loading station.
With the light of the rising sun glinting off of it's train, JS 8081, departs Xibolizhan for another days work in the open pit mine of the Sandaoling Coal Company. The morning shift change has jus... (more)
A JS of the Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway steams slowly past the setting sun on November 11th, 2010. This spectacular sunset is characteristic of this part of far western China, providing a potent ... (more)
JS 8368 and 8067
Sandaoling Coal Railway JS #8189 storms upgrade after having loaded its coal train. Now this modern 2-8-2 locomotives faces about 3 kilometers of stiff uphill grade before reaching the edge of the... (more)
Two JS steam locomotives haul the first daylight train of empties from the exchange yard with China National Railways to the Sandaoling coal mine´s main yard. Hard work for the two locomotives on ... (more)
Strange bed-fellows! A withdrawn JS steam loco towers above a diesel railbus in the scrap line at Sandaoling.
JS 6210 glints in the early morning sun at Sandaoling.
Sandaoling has a large fleet of JS locos and just a handful of SYs. Here SY 1718 shunts steam cranes at the wagon works at Sandaoling.