Pochon Line

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Poch'ŏn Line
Other name(s) Paektusan Forest Railway
Native name 보천선(普天線)
Type Heavy rail
Status Operational
Locale Ryanggang
Termini Karim
Ryanggang Taep'yŏng
Stations 8
Owner Korean State Railway
Operator(s) Korean State Railway
Line length 31.5 km (19.6 mi)
Number of tracks Single track
Track gauge 762 mm (2 ft 6 in)
Electrification 3000 V DC Overhead line
Route map

DPRK-Paektusan Rimchol Line.png

Samjiyŏn Line
0.0 Karim Closed
Samjiyŏn Line
Poch'ŏn Closed
Konjangdŏk Closed
Naegok Closed
Onsu Closed
Taejin Closed
Ryŏsu Closed
31.5 Ryanggang Taep'yŏng Closed
Pochon Line
Chosŏn'gŭl 보천선
Revised Romanization Bocheon-seon
McCune–Reischauer Poch'ŏn-sŏn

The Poch'ŏn Line, also known as Paektusan Rimch'ŏl Line (Mount Paektu Forestry Line) is a former partially electrified narrow gauge line of the North Korean State Railway running from Karim on the Samjiyŏn Line to P'yŏngmul.[1]


A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified; a pink background indicates that section is 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge; an orange background indicates that section is non-electrified narrow gauge.

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
0.0 Karim 가림 Samjiyŏn Line
Poch'ŏn 보천
Konjangdŏk 곤장덕
Naegok 내곡
Onsu 온수
Taejin 대진
Ryŏsu 려수
31.5 Ryanggang Taep'yŏng 량강대평


  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6

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