Early in the morning of January 20th, JS 8225 thunders up the last 100 meters of 2%+ grade out of the Opencast Pit and into the junction at Kuang Kou Zhan. Kuang Kou Zhan means Mine Entrance Stati... (more)
While most loaded trains at the Sandaoling Coal Railway, make it up the tough 2%+ grade with only minor wheelslip, JS #8173 had alot tougher time on January 21st. This train was severely overloade... (more)
In the golden light at the end of a fantastic day at Sandaoling, JS #8077 storms through the Big Curve with a loaded coal train.
JS #8194 storms up the last stretch of 2% grade out of the Opencast Pit Mine.
JS #8194 thunders through the Big Curve deep in the Opencast coal mine at Sandaoling. This section of the Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway functions just like a conveyor system, with loaded trains sto... (more)
JS #8358 shove hard against a loaded coal train leaving Erjing. This heavy 40-car train was topped and tailed, with another JS 2-8-2 straining at the front of this train. The sight of these two m... (more)
JS #8358 struggles to move 40 loaded coal cars up the grade out of the Erjing Mine railyard. Fortunately for the former-mainline 2-8-2, the apex of the grad is in a few meters and soon the train w... (more)
Silhouetted against the rising sun, an unknown JS 2-8-2 leads a loaded coal train from Erjing Mine to South Station, where it will be transferred to the National Railway. Sandaoling Coal Mine Rail... (more)
Fighting for every foot forward, JS 8194 climbs out of the Opencast Pit Mine of Sandaoling, China. This heavy coal train is bound for the coal washery just 1.5 miles ahead but over 200 feet higher... (more)
Deep in the Open Pit Coal Mine of Sandaoling, JS 8225 storms upgrade past JS 8077. JS 8225 is bound for the coal washery but first must surmount a grueling 2%+ grade that will challenge the massiv... (more)
A train on its way to the loading station.
JS 2-8-2 is blowing its pipes for cleaning.
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.