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Nestled deep in China's southwest interior lies the Jiayang Coal Railway. About a good 3 hour drive from the capital of Sichuan Province Chengdu, this 762mm (2.5 ft) is one of the last narrow gauge railroads to still operate in China. Powering the line are Class C2 ex-PKP 0-8-0 steam engines...
The morning passenger train has just arrived at Pingdingshan mine railroad station and people are carrying their New Year's shopping bags home while the steamer in charge is shunting away in the background.
Just a great scene you can only find in China: the cooling towers of a coal power station behind a steam loco bringing coal to the station (and fuelled by the coal) behind an electrician of the loco shed trying to repair a light bulb contact - powered by the power station in the background! ;-)
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