The Steam Trip Report (Oct 31---Nov 19, Zhalainuor---Huanan---Shandaoling)
Oct 31: I meet my UK group at the airport in Beijing. CA 1611 16:10 fly to Haerbin, then take train N91 to Zhalainuor.
Nov 1---3: Zhalainuoer area: SY class
Open cast coal mine: SY steams are working normal.
New railway truck to coal loading on No3 level.
Sun set backlighting in big pit.
New information about open cast coal mine:
The good news is: The Government has already approved that Open cast coal mine was closed. But due to arranging staff moving new job, they will keep this line 2---3 years more, this is very good news for steam fans.
The bad news is: Due to safe reason, new boss just allowed steam fans take photo on the top alone line, no allowed go into bottom pit, same time they doní»t provide rest place for steam fans.
Dongfanghong Train prohibited take photo.
Railway fans visit workshop is no problem.
Light repair: 1681, 1690, 1258, 1654.
Workers are repairing SY 1690.
Heavy repair: 0958, 1256.
Workers are repairing SY 1256 .
Zhalainuor Stored Area (Dongzhan)
Dumped Loco: SY 1619, 1041, 1240, 0614, 0613.
Dongfanghong station: Transport Division.
Dead Loco: SY 0056, 1234.
Old loco SY 0056.
Brilliant SY 1234.
SY 0924, 1424, 1416, 1618 in steam.
SY 1416 is working Lingcuan areaí»s Sanjie coal mine.
We take train N 92 18:05 to Haerrbin on Nov 3.
Nov 4---Nov 11: Huanan NG C168, 044, 043, 011 in steam.
Railway car Ticket Lady
Due to transportation is not convenience, Railway Bus supply big convenience for local people and steam fans, but now conductor woman will cost steam fans one way ticket 100 Yuan /p.p. steam fans please take care this warning.
Local people in Tuoyaozi village
Children go to school
Xiahua station and C2 loco in Lixin station
Nov 11 flight CA 1901 Beijing to Uvwmqi then take train T198 to Hami on Nov 12.
Nov 13 --- Nov 17 Sandaoling coal mine west stationúĘXibolizhan) and big pit.
JS 8193, 6205, 8314, 8040, 6436, 6204, 8221, 6259, 8153, 8189, 8055, 6210, 8222, 8195, 6223, 6208, 6430 in steam.
SY 1720, 1718 in steam
South station: (Transport Division) 6209, 8366, 8081, 8027, 8053.
JS 8027/8081(pusher) leave Liushuquan back to south station. AT 10:30 on Nov 17
JS 8366 is working in 2 Jing. At 11:00 on Nov 17
Light repair: JS 8314, 8053, 8221.
JS 8078 and SY 1593 in steam (now are repairing).
JS 8197, 6261, 8076, 8194, 8080, 6206, 8190, 8225, 6224, 6213, 5455, 8188, 8384.
13 JS and 2 SY parking in store yard.
Old SY 0092 made in 1968 July
Sandaoling West Station and big pit area:
West Station sun rise
All locos are waiting to change shift in West Station.
Is this passenger car? But this passenger car really to pick up and drop off staff everyday.
JS are working on open cast coal mine.
Small caboose just for one person, preventing flag men get more dieses during winter time.
Sun set on tailings line.
We are going to Uvwmqi by Train N949 at 23:40 on Nov 17.
Nov 18 Flight C2 6901 at 10:35 to Beijing.
Nov 19 Today I will say Goodbye to my friends and finish this very happy Rail Journey.
All pictures I put in my photo solon, please enjoy it.