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Shibanxi Coal Train 2007

We saw two coal trains most days, subject to cancellations for locomotive failure and safety checks. All images are taken from our 2007 video record (there is plenty more from 2006) and since we haven't started editing yet, I can't say how many of these scenes will make the final cut of our Shibanxi Heaven DVD.

Leaving Shixi:


Rounding the big curve just below Caiziba:


Nothing disturbs the Mahjong at Xianrenjiao:


Between the tunnels near Bagou on the return journey:


Rich pickings at Jiaoba:

Climbing out of Jiaoba


When I grow up, I want to be an engine driver....


But in the meantime, I've got a living to earn:


Click below for other parts of our June 2007 report:

Rob Dickinson