The lonely line: Life as a railway worker in remote Hebei

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/11/3 15:38:11

Highlights: Yangmuzhazi is a small freight railway station on the Tangshan-Zhangjiakou line, an important line for coal transportation. Yangmuzhazi station is located in a remote mountainous region nearly 200 kilometers from Beijing and 70 kilometers from the nearest county town. Maintenance workers at the station work hard in rough living conditions. Due to scarce public transport, workers can only travel home twice a month. Photos: Li Hao/GT

  • Railway track maintenance workers wait for a rail car to take them to a worksite at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers board a rail car at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A rail car moves towards a worksite at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker takes a nap on a rail car heading towards his worksite at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers inspect and repair a section of track in a tunnel at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers repair tracks at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers repair tracks at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers return from a worksite at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017.Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers eat instant noodles at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers take a break at Yangmuzhazi Railway Station in Fengning Manchu Autonomous County of Chengde, Hebei Province on October 25, 2017. Photo: Li Hao/GT






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