One Thousand Words: Photos by Geoff Sowrey

Erenhot Bogie Change

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Erenhot Bogie Change

Erenhot Bogie Change

Mongolian and Russian trains run on a wider gauge than China (by about 100mm), which makes train cars between the two sections incompatible. You either swap trains at the crossings, or -- like the Chinese have done -- you swap out the bogies on the cars. There are three rails per track here to handle the different sized bogies.

This image was scanned from film.



Capture Date26 May 2005
Camera ModelMinolta X-370
LensSoligor 28-80mm 1:3.5 Macro


Taken in Erenhot, Inner Mongolia, China

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