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Beitai - Tipping the Slag

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First the slag cars are reversed into the tipping area, a large (hot) ball is used to break the crust. The locomotive is SY 1077.

Wreathed in steam, the locomotive (SY 0825) backs the cars into the tipping ponds: 

The amount of steam generated makes the main tipping almost unphotographable.

The train draws forward and the last of the slag is dropped off:

This needs less quenching - most of it done by a man wielding a large hose:

This is an elevated view of the same scene:


Rob Dickinson

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