The late afternoon sun illuminates the rich tones of the coal bearing strata in the now defunct eastern part of the open pit at Sandaoling, whilst a "fotter" captures the action in the r... (more)
Steam lives on! Well, at least for the time being in some isolated pockets of China. One such location is Sandaoling, in north-western China on the fringes of the Gobi Desert, where JS 2-8-2 tende... (more)
An everyday scene at Sandaoling open cast coal mine sees JS locomotives loading up with coal in the distance next to the loader on the right (smoke plume) and the excavator on the left. Meanwhile... (more)
The dirty afternoon sky has all but taken the last remaining light as a loaded coal train blasts out of the open cut coal mine at Sandaoling in north west China. Such is the frequency of these tra... (more)
In September 1975 a NSW Government Railways CPH Rail Motor passes Flemington West Junction having picked up workers from the State Abattoir at Homebush a few minutes before. The Abattoir eventual... (more)
At sunrise on the 14th of January 2012, a loaded coal train drifts downhill from Beiquan underground mine at Sandaoling in the north west of China.
The workers train has just departed west yard at Sandaoling on the 3rd of March 2014. Engine crews would change over at this location twice a day to work their 12 hour shift and service the engine... (more)
On the 3rd of March 2014, the snow capped Tian Shan mountains are a backdrop for a loaded coal train returning from the underground mine at Beiquan on the Sandaoling Coal Railway in north west Chi... (more)
At sunset a loaded coal train drifts down towards the unloading point at Sandaoling Coal Mine in north west China. Date 4th March 2014.
A JS engine on a loaded coal train disturbs the peace as it charges the grade out of the open cut coal mine at Sandaoling in NW China. January 16th 2012.
The ex-Milwaukee Road depot has been preserved by the community and makes a Christmas card-like scene as the Janesville-Slinger turn approaches in the morning light. This was a part of Milwaukee'... (more)