Passengers and train conductor (center) sit tired and bored as a 6-hour delayed train bound for Guilin sits motionless in a station in Nanchang, China. The 14-hour trip eventually took 27 hours, with many delays.   In late January and early February 2008 some of the worst storms in 50 years crippled the Chinese transportation infrastructure during the annual Spring Festival and Lunar New Year holidays, a traditionally heavy travel period; roads jammed up or were closed, cities lost power for days at a time, and the trains quit running throughout the region.  The Chinese government issued a plea to citizens not to return to their homes for the holidays.
Passengers and train conductor (center) sit tired and bored as a 6-hour delayed train bound for Guilin sits motionless in a station in Nanchang, China. The 14-hour trip eventually took 27 hours, with many delays. In late January and early February 2008 some of the worst storms in 50 years crippled the Chinese transportation infrastructure during the annual Spring Festival and Lunar New Year holidays, a traditionally heavy travel period; roads jammed up or were closed, cities lost power for...
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