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Jixi Chengzihe

Posted in China, Jixi by folkestonejack on January 11, 2011

The late morning and afternoon saw a visit to a couple more spots on the line, a stop at the local market and a return to the golden triangle to see the movements at the washery at Beicheng. It was, by all accounts, an unusually quiet day. The sight of an engineering train transporting spare rails gave rise to the suspicion that a broken rail somewhere had interrupted proceedings.

At the end of the day we headed back to the lineside near to Xinghua with the aim of reaching a short stretch of track between a small mine and a level crossing where poles had not yet been electrified. In the moments before the light faded completely we managed to see four movements – a banked working, the light engine movement of the banker back and dump trains to and from the mine. All of which took place within the space of about half an hour. Not a bad way to end a day…

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