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I hung around abit nothing happened so after various modes of transport got back to Chenzhou NG shed and coal loading point for the standard gauge. JS 5444 was forming rakes of wagons and shunting them to be filled . Had lunch at a shop next to the crew room then checked out the sheds and workshop. On the standard gauge there is a second JS also numbered JS5444 locked in a shed behind the coaling point ??
The loco in steam had a Datong 1986 works plate Would this tally with the 5444 Number ?? answeres anyone. Additionally the loco in steam had tablet catching equipment on the cab side, not normal on an industrial JS. Could there be an identity change going on here.
In the narrow gauge works C4 22 was being repaired. there were also the frame of 2 further steam locos and an 060 diesel. Out side a small locked shed infront of the now bricked up loco depot contained at least 3 futher steam loco's. Burnt out and derelict stock litter the yard
Pm chased the 1530 return working using a taxi, loco now chimney first. The new dual carraige way runs quite close to the line and offers some good phot spots.
All in all a good visit ,great line if a little limited with only on chimney first train a day. On days of my visit weather was south China clear, but very hot 38 degrees -no clag.
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