Here we have plenty of SY action from Jalainur, reputedly the world's largest opencast coal mine, the figures quoted being 4 miles long, 1 mile wide and a quarter mile deep. The mine is close by the Russian border, being just south of Manzhouli, the main crossing point between the two countries. We see a wide variety of SYs, including SY0056 built in 1968 and SY1416 built in 1985 with smoke deflectors. This latter SY is seen operating the one coach passenger service for the mine workers. Steam operation in the mine has now finished. Filmed in March 2003.
Date Added: 2019-04-12
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