Oil Train in Kuitun

The Relics of Empire: Resource Extraction and the Making of Modern Xinjiang

Oil Train in Kuitun

Trains full of oil processed at Dushanzi must first pass through the rail hub at Kuitun, located on Xinjiang’s main east-west trunk line, before the oil is shipped elsewhere in the region and beyond. In this picture, the line of oil cars arrayed at the platform sit waiting for an engine.