In 2006 General Electric, Pennsylvania, USA, built 78 locomotives type C38AChe for the new Tibet railway. The first 18 units were painted white - the rest got this green/yellow livery. Each unit h... (more)
The platforms in Lhasa station is huge, so they can be used for ceremonial use. The locomotives of the Tibet railway were built as type C38AChe by General Electric, Pennsylvania, USA. This train h... (more)
The daily train from Tibet capitol Lhasa to Beijing leaves Lhasa so early, that the sun is still behind the mountains. The 4.064 km (2.540 miles) long journey will take 46 hours
Qinghai-Tibet railway at km 1405 - that's 544 km (338 miles) north of Lhasa. Tanggula station is located at altitude 5.068 m (16.628 feet) and thereby the highest placed railway station in the wor... (more)
Qinghai-Tibet railway, km 1408 - that's 541 km (335 miles) north of Lhasa. The bridge is at altitude 5.072 m (16.640 feet) - and thereby since 2005 the highest railwaypoint anywhere in the world.
The daily Beijing-train has just left Tibet capitol Lhasa on its 4.064 km (2.540 miles) and 47 hour journey. The highest point on the new Qinghai-Tibet railway is at 5.072 m (16.640 feet) - a new ... (more)