Back in 2003 Jalainur open-cast pit was still a very steamy location. The exhausts of at least 9 SY locos are visible here.
A steam crane puts more coal into the tenders of 2 SY locos at the servicing point, within the huge opencast pit at Jalainur in 2003.
A pair of SY 2-8-2 locos go about their business at Jalainur, on a very cold morning in 2003
At the bottom of the Opencast Pit coal mine in Jalainur, SY 1119 leads an empty coal train to be loaded, while SY 1285 passes on the switchback above. Soon SY 1119 will follow its sister up to the... (more)
Seen through at boxpox drivers of an SY 2-8-2, a worker in Jalainur's massive locomotive workshop welds a new driver axles box. Soon, the axlebox will be placed and another 2-8-2 will return to wo... (more)
A very steamy scene at Jalainur in 2003. 6 SY class 2-8-2s and a steam crane are visible.
At least 4 SY locos are seen at work at Jalainur opencast mine on a bitterly cold November afternoon.
an SY loco has it`s train loaded on the rim of the huge opencast hole at Jalainur. A horse waits patiently with it`s cart in the freezing conditions.
Several SY locos are hard at work less than an hour before sunset at Jalainur`s big hole.
3 SY locos are seen at Jalainur.
2 of Jalainur`s fleet of SY class locos go about their business in the big hole.
4 SY locos are visible here, in the big hole at Jalainur
Five steam locos, including one on a short pasenger train descending into the pit from the surface, and four electric shovels, are visible in this panorama of the huge open cast mine at Jalainur.
Another short train of empties heads for a deep level in this mine which has operated in all weather for more than a hundred years.