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Old April 6th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #5801
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Single track diesel?
Double tracks diesel push-pull,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_S2,_BCR
This Beiing suburban railway service is running on a stretch of old Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway line, the railway itself and the surroundings are full of history and natural beauties.

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Old April 6th, 2015, 02:31 AM   #5802
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S2 line near Juyongguan(居庸关) Greatwall





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Old April 6th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #5803
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An oldie and goodie by one of the best railway photographers in China

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Old April 6th, 2015, 07:05 AM   #5804
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Old April 6th, 2015, 07:27 AM   #5805
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Nope, more clues: single track, non electrified, high altitude, passenger coach with no A/C pretruding on the top painted in green
I realized all that but still thought it was somewhere in Xinjiang or Inner Mongolia. I went with Xinjiang
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Old April 6th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #5806
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Another non-electrified single-tracked railway, in Anhui province
Here the freight train's going through famous Shiliyan(十里岩) tunnel
Photographed by CREC蔡朝阳

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Old April 8th, 2015, 05:51 AM   #5807
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway to Reach Nepal in 2020
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/04/07/3381s873171.htm

China has announced that it will extend the Qinghai-Tibet railway to the border areas with Nepal within the next five years. The railway will stretch out for another 540 kilometers from Xigaze to Jilong county which sits on the border of China and Nepal.

The announcement was made earlier this month during Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav's visit to China.

President Yadav applauded the announcement, saying that it fitted into the main aim of his visit which was to promote road and air traffic between Nepal and China.

Nepal has long been expecting that a new Tibetan railway which would extend to the border areas to boost bilateral trade and tourism between the two countries.

Nepal is an important transit point between China and South Asia, and a major chunk of the two countries' expanding trade has been conducted through Tibet. With this newly announced Xigaze-to-Jilong section of the railway in five years, better road and rail connections could be expected between Nepal and China.

Earlier in March when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav at the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia in south China's Hainan province, the Nepalese President said that Nepal will support China's initiatives of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, saying that these are great measures to promote regional connectivity.

Moreover, Nepal also calls for strengthened cooperation between the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, and China, in a bid to promote regional interconnectivity and economic development.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 10:04 PM   #5808
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Shui-Bai(水柏) railway in Guizhou province

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Old April 8th, 2015, 10:09 PM   #5809
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Shanghai Jinshan(金山) suburban railway in springtime
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Old April 8th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #5810
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-media-reports
China may build rail tunnel under Mount Everest, state media reports
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Old April 9th, 2015, 10:27 AM   #5812
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China may build rail tunnel under Mount Everest, state media reports
What for?
Why not build the railway parallel to the Friendship Highway 318, which crosses the border far to the west of Chomolungma?
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Old April 9th, 2015, 12:43 PM   #5813
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What's it like driving Kunming(昆明) to Guiyang(贵阳) 10-hour overnight train















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Old April 9th, 2015, 03:40 PM   #5814
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Best diesel thrash? You've got to love those GEVO engines, also it seems HXN5 sounds louder than their sisters in north America.

By qj7205, these's a lot more HXN5 videos in his channel.


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Hope they're not reposts.
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Old April 9th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #5815
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China may build rail tunnel under Mount Everest, state media reports
while it may be an impressive piece of engineering to build a tunnel under Mount Everest, I don't believe they will do it. The benefit simply cannot justify the cost. And if it's a conventional line, it does not require tunnel to straighten the lines, the line can easily bear more curves.

Besides, according to this news, the Nepal line will pass through a county called "jilong" on the boarder of China and Nepal.
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/04/07/3381s873171.htm
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while it may be an impressive piece of engineering to build a tunnel under Mount Everest, I don't believe they will do it. The benefit simply cannot justify the cost. And if it's a conventional line, it does not require tunnel to straighten the lines, the line can easily bear more curves.
And even if the line is to be straight, it can follow a river valley and have several short tunnels cutting through low mountain spurs making curves on either bank of the river. It would be cheaper than one long tunnel deep under a high summit.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #5817
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Photographer focuses lens on China's rail history

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture...t_20024503.htm
Few individuals savor the sight of the world's busiest railway system more than Wang Wei, a 25-year-old photographer who's travelled thousands of kilometers to photograph China's trains. He has traveled 200,000 kilometers and snapped around 300,000 photos of all types of trains passing through various landscapes from plateaus and deserts to snowcapped mountains. [Photo by Wang Wei/photoint.net]


















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Old April 10th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #5818
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Old April 12th, 2015, 05:03 AM   #5819
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This one's also from Wangwei(王嵬)

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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #5820
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the rumoured tunnel under Mount Everest. You can identify the peaks according to the height marked on the picture

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