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Yima, Henan province

Yima is in the far west of Henan province and is connected by the Lanzhou - Zhengzhou railway. The area was once home to a massive open cast coal mine which operated a number of JS and SY locomotives and steam cranes. The coal mine shut sometime in the early - mid 2000's and much of the equipment was simply left behind. When I visited the area, we were given access to the locomotive shed which held one SY and four JS locomotives. Sadly, the roof collapsed shortly after our visit due to heavy snowfall leaving some very restorable examples exposed to the elements.

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