Giant on the move
A living, working relic leaves locals unenthusiastic
This living relic has never been updated since 1959, when it was rolled out to transport coal from a local mine. It runs along narrow gauge tracks roughly half the width of modern train tracks.
It’s passengers are less pleased with the noise, its once every 3 hours departure, the dust, and its slow trundle to its destination at 20 kilometres an hour.
The locals want a road and a bus service. If they have their way the locomotive may chug its last sometime in the near future.
Video credit: Jimmy Guan and Phyllis Xu