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Sandaoling Mining Railway
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New Opportunities

2010 saw the loss of the Liushuquan - Nanzhan workings to diesels but it wasn't all bad news. Coal trains out of the opencast mine went over to chimney first haulage, opening up many new photographic opportunities.

JS 8173 headed for the servicing area at Dongbolizhan after unloading its train at the Xuanmeichang washery on 22 November 2010.
Camera : NIKON D700 . . . Focal Len : 70.0 mm . . . Shutter : 1/500sec . . . Aperture : f/8.0 . . . ISO : 200 . . . Original : Digital 12MP NEF