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Archive for December, 2013

Sandaoling will change to trucks earlier

The open cast mine Sandaoling will drop the fires in the locomotives working on spoil Trains, i.e. those running through the busiest steam station of the world – Xibolizhan, in June 2014. That’s more than half a year earlier than initially planned. 2013/14 will be last winter season where you can experience the open cast mine [...]

End of Steam in Vietnam: Thai Nguyen

End of Steam in Vietnam December 26th, 2013, the last active steam loco driver of Vietnam will be retired, and this is the last day for the 0-6-0 GJ class in service. Then they’ll use all diesel locomotives they have, eight TY7 Russian diesels, six of them metre gauge, two standard gauge. The remaining five [...]

Pingzhuang Steam

Latest information from Pingzhuang by Jun, December 12th: Pingzhuang SY 1017, 1441, 1425 in steam, 1052 was in workshop. 3 diesesls will be coming at this weekend, but driver will be learning how to driving diesel need half year, so 3 SY will be running still next May. But will be mixed running both.