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Had my very simple dinner near
Woke up very early at 5:30 next morning. Took only a short distance of 10 minutes by taxi to the CNR Baiyin station. Not too difficult to find out the small BCR platform. Just ten minutes later, I saw the morning passenger train coming in silently from the east. I had no problem at all to have a seat in the YZ coach. People were very friendly even the staffs met later that day. I took both uphill and downhill passenger train (workers train). And then cabin ride on the freight pair.
The scenic of this line is highly recommended. And I was lucky to meet nice blue sky.
There is a big white board in control room of depot carrying the numbers of all steam locomotives and operators. There are 8 of them and all are SY. But some OOU JS alone with recorded SY could be found in two closed areas near station 2.
SY /(operators): 0612(12), 0701(0), 0819(12), 1013(5), 1047(3), 1470(9), 1581(4), 1583(12)
Name PinYin Translation Note
1 白 銀 Bai Yin White silver Since silver mine found some
hundred years ago
2運 輸 部 Yun Shu Bu Transport department BCR office
3六 公 里 Liu Gong Li 6 kilometers A distance from BaiYin
4三 冶 鍊 San Ye Lian 3rd melt factory Big factory
5東 長 溝 Dong Chang Gou East long gorge 30 walking to small iron mine
6深部銅礦 ShenBuTongKuang Deep part The only copper ore source now
CNR #5704/5705 0914 Lanzhou→1111 Baiyinshi→1330 Changzheng
5706/5703 1914 ← 1707 ←1446
Freeway Bus; Very frequently , About one hour at Y55
Notes for attached photographs:
1 Passenger train downhill in the morning around 9:20.
2 People enjoy their card games in the workers train. They never waste any minute whenever uphill or downhill.
3 Freight train downhill loaded with copper ore in extra white color. Under very strong sunshine around 12:30
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