A train that came from history's station

China Daily | Updated: 2021-09-11 08:10
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The narrow-gauge railway is shut down for maintenance, and maintenance personnel replace the sleepers for the railway to ensure safe driving. [Photo by Guo Liliang/For China Daily]

It is understood that there are only a handful of narrow-gauge railways remaining in China, including the Jiayang narrow gauge in Qianwei county, Southwest China's Sichuan province. Built in 1958, it has a total length of 19.8 kilometers, a gauge of 762 mm, six tunnels, 109 arcs and a maximum slope of 36 radians. The passenger steam train is dubbed "the living fossil of China's industrial revolution", and a national treasure even more precious than the giant panda. The railway has lost their original function and developed into tourist route.

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