Tongpo Line

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Tongp'o Line
Overview
Native name동포선 (東浦線)
Type Heavy rail, Freight rail
Regional rail
StatusOperational
Locale North Hamgyŏng
Termini Chongsŏng
Tongp'o
Stations2
Operation
Opened1 November 1924
Owner Tomun Railway (1924–1929)
Chosen Government Railway (1929–1934)
South Manchuria Railway (1934–1945)
Korean State Railway (since 1945)
Technical
Line length15.6 km (9.7 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
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Tongpo Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
동포선
Hancha
Revised Romanization Dongpo-seon
McCune–Reischauer Tongp'o-sŏn

The Tongp'o Line is a non-electrified 15.6 km (9.7 mi) long railway line of the Korean State Railway in North Korea, connecting Chongsŏng on the Hambuk Line with Tongp'o. [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.

North Korea Sovereign state in East Asia

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands.

Chongsong Station

Chongsŏng Station is a railway station in Chongsŏng-rodongjagu, Onsŏng County, North Hamgyŏng, North Korea, on the Hambuk Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the 15.6 km-long branchline to Tongp'o.

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History

It was originally opened by the Tomun Railway together with the SangsambongChongsŏng section of the West Tomun Line on 1 November 1924. [2] It was subsequently nationalised by the Chosen Government Railway in 1929, and from 1934 to 1945 it was managed by the South Manchuria Railway. [3] Finally, after the partition of Korea it became part of the Korean State Railway. [1]

The Domun Railway Company, was a privately owned railway company in Japanese-occupied Korea.

Sambong Station

Sambong Station is a railway station in Sambong-rodongjagu, Onsŏng County, North Hamgyŏng, North Korea, on the Hambuk Line of the Korean State Railway.

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.

Services

Coal is shipped from mines on this line to the Kim Chaek Iron & Steel Complex at Kimchaek and the Ch'ŏngjin Steel Works in Ch'ŏngjin, with the order of collection from each line arranged in the order of the total weight of the outbound cars. [4]

Kimchaek Municipal City in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea

Kimch'aek, formerly Sŏngjin, is a city in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. It was an open port in 1899. It has a population of 196,000. The city received its current name in 1951 during the Korean War, in honor of the Korean People's Army (KPA) general, Kim Chaek. It was known as "Shirotsu" during Japanese rule between 1910 and 1945.

Chongjin Municipal City in North Hamgyong, North Korea

Chŏngjin is the capital of North Korea's North Hamgyong Province and the country's third largest city. It is sometimes called the City of Iron.

Route

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Connections
0.00.0Chongsŏn종성 (鍾城) Hambuk Line
15.615.6Tongp'o동포 (東浦)

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References

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  2. 朝鮮総督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa No. 669, 28 March 1929 (in Japanese)
  3. 南満州鉄道株式会社全路線 Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine .
  4. "북한지리정보: 운수지리 함북선". Naver. Retrieved 2017-08-16.