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Sandaoling Mining Railway
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Big Sky Country

Another shot of JS 8366 banked by JS 8027 on the afternoon empties from Liushuquan to Nanzhan on 12 November 2005. This landscape could never be described as scenic but it does have a wild lonely character all of its own. On the skyline to the left of the train the buildings of Sandaoling can be seen while the Tianshan mountains are just visible to the right. The picture also illustrates one of the problems we had during our first visit here. It wasn't cold enough. By early afternoon exhausts would thin and disappear as soon as a loco had warmed up. JS 8366 has already passed this point and JS 8027 would soon follow.
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