Young workers brave harsh natural environment to ensure safe operation of trains in Xinjiang

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-24 18:53:12|Editor: huaxia

A snow removing machine, with workers on board, slowly pulls out of the garage of the Tiechanggou repairing team in Emin, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2021. Maytas, dubbed "Hell of Wind," is a wild area where the Karamay-Tacheng railway trunk line in Xinjiang runs through. It is also a place where the Tiechanggou repairing team under the China Railway Urumqi Bureau Group Co., Ltd. is on the watch 24 hours a day to ensure safe operation of all trains passing by. Maytas is a blizzard-prone area rarely seen in China and even in other parts of the world. More often than not, powerful wind there ploughs through the snow, and buries railway tracks during winters; and the snow on tracks, once caked, would endanger trains dashing on them. Removing snow from tracks is therefore a top priority of the team in recent days. The railway track snow removing machine does help a lot, but team members still have to lay their hands on manual tools to enhance job efficiency. This team of young workers braves the harsh natural environment and fights the snow, wishing that passengers reach their destinations safe and sound. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu) 

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