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    Default Winter in China 7: Nanpiao, lineside (40 p.)

    Hi,

    Video for this part:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=bTTGRZgCMSY

    The map again
    http://web99.login-23.hoststar.ch/China/nanpiao_m.jpg


    The first photo spot on the northern line:

    A nice scene with a lime kiln


    After a short stop the steam train appears out of the natural and artificial morning fog at Zaojiatun














    Next spot at the bridge near Qiaotou, in the background the motorway on which we arrived last evening. First the BJ returns with the passenger from Linghai


    The water was steaming in the morning sun


    Steam train with slight reflection








    A very extreme location: at Liudongfang a mine shaft broke in submerging the whole valley floor including houses and the road. Only the rooftops are looking out of the resulting partly frozen lake crossed by the dirt road on a dam. Traffic is quite colorful, of course the functionaries are using black limousines with darkened windows as everywhere in China. Especially at that spot we saw several brand new Audi A8, even an A8-meeting right on that dam could be witnessed! ;D





    After overtaking the train


    Maintenance on the run





    Shunting at the level crossing to the spoil dump near Daxigou





    The empty train back


    This type of level crossing could often be seen





    Walking to the spoil dump


    Lunch break at Zaojiatun














    Also for us, as often we just walked into the first restaurant in sight. Meanwhile arrangements were made with the dispatcher to use the steam loco on the southern line in the afternoon.

    A few shots of an illegal mine, the people there weren't too happy about photographers afterwards. Illegal doesn't mean hidden, by the way, everyone from police to local government is earning his share.





    Now the steam train departed Xiamiaozi towards the south, a scene with our new hotel building to the right and the shadow of the train





    The train reversing at the Hongshila cement works where it shunted on the branch line to the power station


    While the steamer was at the power station the afternoon passenger passed by on the mainline


    The steam train returns on the power station tracks, I especially like the hills which have much more extreme forms than their European counterparts because of very soft Loess soil








    Dust and steam at the cement works. We were lucky to have a quite calm day, otherwise there would have been a lot of dust in the air at Nanpiao


    Our type of bus at Zhalai Nuer and Nanpiao - Fuxin


    The last spot before sunset at the tuc-tuc-stand


    Nice ladder...


    Shortly before the sun disappeared (not from the climbing spot... )


    Now we had to endure another 3 hour busride to Fuxin, here a last view at the rivers and mountains of Nanpiao out of the bus on the motorway



    Greetings,
    Roni

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    Hi,

    Glad you like it!
    Greetings,
    Roni

    Up-to-date on Twitter: https://twitter.com/raildata_info @raildata_info
    Roni's trip reports and videos:

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