I have always wanted to write about the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. I personally feel that if we evaluate the ten greatest things in our history, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is definitely included.
Someone said before, "With Kunlun Mountain, the railway will never reach Lhasa." It is precisely because of the extremely harsh environment that our engineers have been fighting on the plateau for 50 years and have just built this real "road to heaven", so every time I think about it, I always feel very emotional.
I just saw a Zhihu post a few days ago, and I feel very good, and there are already more than 10,000 likes. I communicated with the author "Huang Hengle (his Zhihu ID is this)" and obtained authorization for this article , Everyone can take a look. The following text:
前几天我刚刚看到一条志湖的帖子，感觉非常好，已经有超过10,000个喜欢。我与作者“ Huang Hengle（他的Zhihu ID是这个）”进行了交流，并获得了本文的授权，每个人都可以看看。以下文字：
Brings the Tibetan compatriots the right to "not be a slave".
I entered Tibet five times, one of which was on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway. The picture below shows the sunset I took with my mobile phone. Tuotuoheyan Town, the first railway bridge at the source of the Yangtze River.
Take a trip to the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, starting from Golmud, passing Hoh Xil, to Tuotuohe Town. What I saw during the whole journey was the second phase of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which crossed the Qinghai-Tibet Highway built under the leadership of General Mu Shengzhong.
The first phase of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is from Xining to Golmud.
What kind of cars are running on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway? More than 80% are heavy-duty trucks with a carrying capacity of more than 30 tons. I have never seen a few light trucks, let alone cars. These heavy-duty trucks will continue to crush the road, causing losses far beyond daily use. The end result is that the road repair team will refill the pit once a year, and there will be new pits in the coming year.
The Qinghai-Tibet Highway is basically covered with frozen soil, the road is very narrow, the road is bad, and there are long queues for accidents.
I crammed this car for more than half an hour. The driving instructor who was in the same car with me said that he had to run the truck from Golmud to Lhasa for three days.
In order to solve the settlement problem, the construction party inserted a heat-conducting rod made of carbon seamless steel pipe beside some roads, buried 5 meters underground and 2 meters exposed on the ground.
Like the principle of light-emitting diodes, this kind of heat conduction rod transfers heat in one direction. In winter, the working medium in the heat pipe changes from liquid to gas, taking away the heat in the pipe; in summer, the hot rod stops working.
This device can take away more heat for the frozen soil in winter and make the frozen soil more "frozen". It will not melt until summer. In theory, it can turn seasonal frozen soil into permafrost. However, in practical applications, there are still some settlement problems with the road surface with heat conducting rods, so settlement prevention has not been completely solved.
I myself summarized some of the skills and techniques needed to drive on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway:
1. If the reaction is high, then there is no show. We had a high-profile person in the same car. On 109, he was too risky to touch the steering wheel.
2. It requires many years of experience in observing the actual road conditions and judging the timing. The daily trifling skills of driving in plain cities are basically not good. Here is an ecosystem of the weak and the strong. You must challenge the heavy trucks within a safe range. Overtake at the right time and go back to the forward lane.
3. Why do we need to keep overtaking? It's very simple. On the way to Tibet, the heavy trucks are not strong enough, the driving speed is very slow, the efficiency is very low, and the front view is seriously blocked, and the safety hazard is high. At this time, you need to have a very clear understanding of the acceleration and braking performance of your car/surrounding vehicles, otherwise a reckless operation can teach you to be a human again.
4. The lanes for entering Tibet are heavy-duty vehicles, and the roads are obviously worse than those on the exiting lanes. Most of the pits are not accessible to passenger cars. Large pits of 20 cm deep can be seen everywhere. As soon as you enter, the tires and suspensions are finished.
5. Try not to walk at night. Although there are no robbers now, the visual distance for driving at night is too short. If you see the big pit, you can't hide, so you can plant directly on the road. If a heavy truck comes to the rear, the risk is not too high. Say.
Having said so many Qinghai-Tibet highways, I just want to say one thing——
In addition to the material, there is the right to be a free man,
The British Empire wanted to invade our Tibetan areas for a long time. The Qing Dynasty simply did not lose Tibet. We did not care about the melee period of the Republic of China + the War of Resistance Against Japan + the War of Liberation, but our People's Liberation Army marched toward the sky and brought Tibet back into our territory.
By holding the high ground, we will have today's singing and dancing, and everyone will have the possibility to brush up their knowledge.
In order to hold Tibet, we built the Qinghai-Tibet Highway.
The Qinghai-Tibet Highway starts from Xining City in Qinghai Province in the east and ends at Lhasa City in Tibet in the west. Construction started in 1950 and opened to traffic in 1954.
This is the highest and longest asphalt road in the world.
But the capacity of roads is too limited, we need railways.
The first phase of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining to Golmud, started in 1958 and opened to traffic in 1984.
The second phase of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, from Golmud to Lhasa, started in 2001 and opened to traffic in 2006.
If there is no Qinghai-Tibet Railway, we will transport troops and materials from the third and third steps to the first step of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which will consume a lot of fuel and personnel resources, and have extremely high transportation losses. What is more terrible is The army did not arrive, the battle was over...
Before Tibet was peacefully liberated, the days of a million serfs were like this. Life belongs to the serf owner, the money belongs to the serf owner, and the wife and daughter belong to the serf owner. What is the dignity? Never tasted it for generations.
The Potala Palace is very beautiful and romantic? Before you take a photo, why not think about the story behind it. How many poor people need to die to build a palace on a mountain on a plateau? Did all the money for building the palace be taken from the serfs?
The Potala Palace Snow Prison sounds so poetic. Are you brave. Go and search. What happened in it and who happened to it?
After the peaceful liberation, the serf burned the contract and would no longer be a slave in this life.
Some people might think that even if Tibet is not owned by us now (Yah), they will not return to the era of serfdom?
Ha ha. Let me tell you something.
The picture below is a scene of a truck I took when I ran the G109 national highway "Lhasa-Golmud" direction. On the highway is the Qinghai-Tibet line railway bridge.
These two heavy trucks stacked Arhats happened on the way out of Tibet. Because Tibet’s products are barren, but the demand for materials is strong, most trucks are loaded and returned empty. In order to save fuel loss, tire loss, and engine loss, heavy-duty truck drivers will go back to Qinghai with a car in pairs.
What does it illustrate?
If Tibet were taken out by Britain/India alone as a military buffer zone, India would definitely not have sufficient materials to build Tibetan areas. Do you want that India, which requires subsidies to build toilets, build infrastructure for our Tibetan areas?
Come on. The people in their country are in dire straits and cannot protect themselves. A small group of elites live with a large group of poor people. Where can the money be used to move water, electricity, roads, 4G, health centers, and cinemas to the plateau?
A few years ago, I went to a school next to Lhasa to make charity donations. The stadium in the picture below was built with the help of our coastal provinces.
In addition, I went to Linzhi to see Linzhi Experimental Middle School two years ago, and I felt very cordial. Because Linzhi’s counterpart assistance province is Guangdong, and I happened to graduate from Guangdong Experimental Middle School.
This is what I wrote back then.
Through roads and railways, we transported materials to Tibetan areas. The materials built roads, houses, tap water, power grids, and 4G signal towers here. It can be said that no cost is taken into account, but no profit.
More importantly, the vast majority of Tibetan compatriots have got what their ancestors dream of-
With knowledge, they can shout that sentence
I rebelled when I was young and felt that joining the team was brainwashing.
After growing up, I drove to most provinces and traveled a lot of countries before I understood the greatness of the ancestors. Only bridges and tunnels, electricity, water sources, education, medical care, and communications that are spread across the country, regardless of cost, and whose mission must be fulfilled, can the bottom people no longer be oppressed for generations.
This was taken at the Jokhang Temple This was taken at the Jokhang Temple
Think about it again, how did the Himalayas come from?
It was the Indian Ocean section that hid under the Asia-Europe section and lifted it abruptly.
Now India says that it should not be the second-class country in Asia under the big power, but climb up Tibet to overlook Asia and become the king of Asia.
· Guess whether China is willing or not?
· Well, how about you guess again?
With the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, when India on the other side is not difficult for us to have a haircut, we can look at the group of three with dull eyes, and our industrial foundation can become a "printer" through the railway display, making the weak industrial foundation of India only Dare to speak but not hands.
With the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, we will be able to defend the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Sichuan Basin will not be our frontline, and Tibetan compatriots will not be forced into labor. They will always be free bodies under the territory of the Republic.
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