Tunnel No1 Baotou - Dongfeng line
The Baotou to Dongfeng line is a new-built local railway in the Inner Mongolia Province of China. The main task of this railway is coal transport to the steelworks in Baotou. From its opening until the end of 2001, the line was 100% steam-operated. This is QJ 6551 emerging from the only tunnel between Baotou and Dongfeng, near the famous 'Singing Sands' desert location.
Photo : Alexandre Gilliéron, October 2001