We spend some time here while our buses head back in to town to pick up breakfast- the dumplings which we are becoming well accustomed to!
Before we leave the stabling point there is just time to catch SY 1441 hauling a long and heavy train away from the yard (3640 metric tons we are told!).
At this point we receive bad news. The train we have just watched is was the last to run before Chinese new year in a weeks time. The mine manager has decided that all trains should return to base for cleaning. Tomorrow he will inspect them and then the workers will most likely be sent home early for new year.
It is a disappointing end to what had been a very brief visit to Pingzhuang. With the line set to dieselise from May this would almost certainly have the last chance for our party to see steam here.
If our tour is to continue its hunt for steam there is no option but to re-board the bus and drive all the way back to Fuxin!