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Each stop is brief, only 10 to 15 minutes. Here, controllers at Gangu Station make sure everyone is on the train before it departs. Paley says he stressed out the controllers any time he hopped off the train to photograph. “Safety is an obsession.”
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A group of friends from Xi’an are on their way to a wedding in Lanzhou. Like many others on the train, they spend a lot of time on their phones, even though the train is not equipped with Wi-Fi.
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A food hostess peers out of the train during a stop at Lanzhou station. She’s anxious to receive a shipment of the train’s most popular snack—instant noodles.
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In Tibet, fences are common to protect wildlife and domestic animals from straying onto the railroad.
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A brother and sister use their parents’ phones to take pictures and video of the Tibetan Plateau’s snowy landscape.
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The train’s staff meets in the restaurant twice a day. Meetings are filmed with a small camera pinned to the front of the boss’s shirt. In this case, the boss is the woman standing to the left. After snapping this shot, Paley was asked to leave.
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The train passes a control tower outside of Xining, a large city near the Tibetan Plateau.
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