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Sandaoling Mining Railway
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Loading Spoil

For every ton of coal mined, many tons of overburden or spoil have to be removed from the pit and dumped outside. This view shows JS 8221 waiting in the pit while its train is loaded by a huge electric shovel. In the background, JS 8055 drags a loaded spoil train up the last few yards of the climb to the reversing siding on the level below. From there, it will shove the train all the way out of the pit and up onto one of the dumps beyond Xibolizhan.
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