Choyang Tangwang Line

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Choyang Colliery Line
Overview
Other name(s)Choyang T'an'gwang Line
Native name조양탄광선 (朝陽炭鉱線)
Type Heavy rail, Regional rail, Freight rail
StatusOperational
Locale Kaech'ŏn-si, South P'yŏngan
Termini Kaech'ŏn
Choyang Colliery
Stations4
Operation
Opened13 May 1916
OwnerMitsui Mining Railway (1916–1927)
Kaech'ŏn Light Railway (1927–1932)
Chosen Government Railway (1932–1945)
Korean State Railway (since 1945)
Technical
Line length22.1 km (13.7 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3000 V DC Catenary
Route map
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0.0Kaech'ŏn
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bridge length 130 m (430 ft)
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8.6Kuŭp
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bridge length 85 m (279 ft)
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17.8Sŏkkan
coal mine
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22.1Choyang T'an'gwang
coal mine
Choyang Tangwang Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
조양탄광선
Hancha
Revised Romanization Joyangtan'gwang-seon
McCune–Reischauer Choyangt'an'gwang-sŏn

The Choyang T'an'gwang Line, or Choyang Colliery Line is an electrified railway line of the Korean State Railway in Kaech'ŏn city, South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea, running from Kaech'ŏn at the junction of the Kaech'ŏn and Manp'o Lines to Choyang Colliery. [1]

Korean State Railway

The Korean State Railway is the operating arm of the Ministry of Railways of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and has its headquarters at P'yŏngyang. The current Minister of Railways is Jang Hyuk, who has held the position since 2015.

Kaechon Municipal City in South Pyŏngan, North Korea

Kaech'ŏn is a city in South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.

South Pyongan Province Province in Kwanso, North Korea

South Pyongan Province is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Pyongan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Pyongsong.

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History

The Choyang Colliery Line was opened on 13 May 1916 by the Mitsui Mining Railway, which became the Kaech'ŏn Light Railway in 1927; the Kaech'ŏn Light Railway was subsequently taken over by the Chosen Government Railway on 1 November 1932. [2]

The Gaecheon Light Railway was a privately owned railway company in Japanese-occupied Korea.

Chosen Government Railway

The Chosen Government Railway was a state-owned railway company in Korea under Japanese rule. It was a department of the Railway Bureau of the Government-General of Korea, whose functions were the management and operation of railways in Korea, as well as the supervision of privately owned railway companies.

Route

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Connections
0.00.0Kaech'ŏn개천 (价川) Chunhyŏk Line, Kaech'ŏn Line, Manp'o Line
8.68.6Kuŭp구읍 (旧邑)
17.89.2Sŏkkan석간 (石間)
22.14.3Choyang T'an'gwang
(Choyang Colliery)
조양탄광 (朝陽炭鉱)

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References

  1. Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō) ISBN   978-4-10-303731-6
  2. 朝鮮総督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa No. 1741, 26 October 1932 (in Japanese)