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New engineering shields Chinas desert railway from winds, sand

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On strong windy days, they had to remove sand from the rails by shovels.

For more than 30 years, railway maintenance workers in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have battled winds in the Gobi Desert to ensure safe rail operations.

On strong windy days, they had to remove sand from the rails by shovels.

Published : November 29, 2021