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Posted in China, Zhalai Nuoer by folkestonejack on February 21, 2009

After leaving the silence of the depot, we headed to the desolate landscape of the loco dump at Zhalai Nuoer. As if this wasn’t already melancholy enough, a biting wind added to the effect as we wandered amongst the lines of locomotives and carriages.

The loco dump at Zhalai Nuoer

The loco dump at Zhalai Nuoer

It was something of a relief to return to the realm of living SYs at Dongfanghong a little later and watch a SY hauled freight depart from across a frozen pond. Time might be running out, but there was life yet…

Across another frozen pond

Across another frozen pond

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