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We arrived in Tangshan on the evening of 24th October and found "SY 0001", really SY 0962, plinthed in a small park.
Next day we first visited Tangshan Coal Mine, part of Kailuan Coal Mining Administration, but found a line up of 4 SYs, steam having apparently finished.
SYs 0955, 0793, 1679, 0964 lined up at Tangshan Coal Mine.
At the end of the line, SY 0964, with smoke deflectors removed but still with skyline casing, appeared to have beem out of use for some time.
In contrast, at the front of the line, SY 0955 looked in good condition and might have recently returned from the Linxi Repair Workshop, although both cab sides were without numbers.
But was it ever used again?
We then continued to locations on the Guye Mining Railway. First at Linxi, near the level crossing, we looked around a large workshop with seven SYs present, where I had no photographic opportunities. There were not many workers as if they were ready to adandon steam. Then on to what I think was the Fangezhuang Coal Mine where in addition to diesel GK1E 3206 built Beijing, 2005, two SYs were working.
SY 1289 shunting at Fangezhuang Coal Mine.
SY 1184 passes Fangezhuang Coal Mine on a train of side tipping wagons.
A second shot of SY 1184 passing Fangezhuang Coal Mine.
A very interesting picture taken in 2002 and found on Google Earth Panoramio, identified by Pang Dawei as at Fangezhuang Coal Mine.
SY 1289 pictured above could well be one of the three SYs in this picture.
The next location was Lujiatou Coal Mine where SYs 0379 and 0475 were working, but not photographed, and SYs 1759, 1115, 0021 and 0015 were lined up in varying conditions.
SYs 1759, 1115, 0021 and 0015 lined up at Lujiatou Coal Mine.
SY 0021 was a very early built SY, behind it was even earlier built SY 0015.
Finally we visited Qianying Mine which like Tangshan appeared to have finished with steam. Four diesels were working and three SYs stored out of use.
|Tangshan Coal Mine (Kailuan Coal Mining Administration)|
|SY 0793||1974 03||Withdrawn|
|SY 0955||1975 02||Withdrawn|
|SY 0964||1975 03||Withdrawn (Skyline casing, no longer fitted with large smoke deflectors)|
|SY 1679||1990 01||Withdrawn|
|GK1C 0137||Built 2002|
|GK1C 0634||Built 2005|
|Guye Mining Railway (Kailuan Coal Mining Administration)|
|SY 0015||Withdrawn at Lujiatuo mine|
|SY 0021||Withdrawn at Lujiatuo mine|
|SY 0031||Withdrawn at Quianying mine|
|SY 0109||In Linxi workshop, being worked on|
|SY 0132||Withdrawn at Quianying mine|
|SY 0379||Working at Lujiatuo mine|
|SY 0453||1972 01||In Linxi workshop, work started then abandoned?, tender outside in undercoat|
|SY 0475||Working at Lujiatuo mine|
|SY 1068||1975 10||At Linxi workshop|
|SY 1069||Withdrawn at Quianying mine|
|SY 1115||1980 08||Withdrawn at Lujiatuo mine|
|SY 1171||1982 04||Out of use in Linxi workshop|
|SY 1184||Working at Fangezhuang mine, repaired Sujiatun 2004 11|
|SY 1289||Working at Fangezhuang mine|
|SY 1502||1986 11||In Linxi workshop, repaired Sujiatun 2004 09|
|SY 1680||1990 02||At Linxi workshop|
|SY 1759||1994 07||Withdrawn at Lujiatuo mine|
|06 1985 3||0-6-0D, ZN150, NJ150, in Linxi workshop|
|DF7C 5706||At Qianying mine|
|DF12 0090||At Fangezhuang mine, blue|
|DF12 0091||On 5 coach passenger train near Linxi workshop, blue, Co-Co, built 2005|
|GK1C 0138||At Qianying mine|
|GK1C 0288||At Fangezhuang mine, blue, built 2005|
|GK1C 0289||Working at Lujiatou mine|
|GK1C 0618||At Qianying mine|
|GK1C 0633||At Qianying mine|
|GK1E 3206||Working at Fangezhuang mine, orange, built Beijing 2005|
To summarise, of the mines visited, some steam working at Liujiatou and Fangezuang, steam withdrawn at Tangshan and Qianying.
© 2014 Dave Fielding