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July 2, 2017 3:12 PM Subscribe
Some of China's Class J2 Mikado (2-8-2) steam locomotives are working out their last days hauling coal out of the Sandaoling mine in Xinjiang province. As is too often the case, minimal or nonexistent maintenance bring additional woes. Especially obvious to a trackside observer is what happens when the spark arrestors wear out and aren't replaced. Behold the volcano locomotives of the mine. (Jump to 2:45 if you're the impatient sort)
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