Meihe, Northeast China

Meihe, Northeast China

In the coal mining districts southwest of Meihekou they still use steam-powered locomotives to haul coal and spoil from the mines. I find these engins magnificant, large and powerful, the last of a breed. I imagine in the not too distant future they too will fall victem to the process of modernization. While economically beneficial to the mines, something important will be lost. Still, I cannot wish these mines operate as a museum for my own pleasure. Its a pity.

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Saturday, 24-Aug-2019 08:06:35 CDT

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