About: China - Entering and leaving the Mine, Sandaoling December 2016
I hate to put a damper on this, but the Sandaoling mine is shutting down at the end of 2019, so we don’t know what will happen to these Mikes. If you want to go see them, SEE THEM NOW! These steam engines may never run again after this last push of steam on mainline rails.
Pitta Patta Pitta Patta Pitta.
They never turn on their headlights, do they? It must be hard starting in reverse pushing a string of cars around a curve and uphill. Lots of wheel slipping. Some of them have air horns instead of steam whistles, or both? Are the buildings in the video factories, apartments, what? It looks like a very strange environment but would be neat to visit.
What grades are these. They look like 1 in 50 for the loaded trains and at least a 1 in 40 for the empties. They sound awesome.🖒. Thanks
It is mountains?
One drawback with steam IS THE POLLUTION
Coasts over top of hill/ Green engineer ?
Its 2018 and they're still going
wheel slippage reduction finally works. :)
Nice video of hard working locomotives, but I have two questions if that's alright.
-Which steam, diesel and electric locomotives are strongest of there respective types?
-How was China able to keep steam in service as long as it did compared to other countries?
Coal conservation impressive.
Thanks for that. I managed to find hotel names off a trip report but like you say, finding them all full would be a major problem! Do you know of an agent there that could be used? On my 2006 tour of China I didn't purchase any site/photography permits, I was planning to do the same, but will have enough cash just in case - is this sensible? (Cant do the farrail trip, I must set off in 6 weeks.)
Awesome videos. I am considering making the trip to Sandaoling before it's too late - is the main activity walking distance from the town? Can you remember the names of any hotels there (can't find any on internet)?
Great video gotta love the power of steamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRQEZfU0EWU&t=3s
Lovely smiles on the crew of JS8190. It is good to see clean exhaust like theirs. No black smoke. Great handling. These locomotives look 'ugly-fantastic'. Many thanks for posting.
Coal saving impressive.
Great video. Thanks for posting. I really love steam working hard hauling coal. I noticed that each consist has 13 cars being pulled. I guess the Chinese aren´t superstitious or they wouldn´t be pulling 13 cars. Good wheel slippage on those grades. I wonder if the Japanese left those Mikados when they invaded China back in the 1930´s. At least they have whistles. Rusty in eastern Tennessee