Sohae Kammun Line

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Sŏhae Kammun Line
At the West Sea Barrage (11360482245).jpg
The Sŏhae Kammun Line crossing the West Sea Barrage;
the swing bridge over the locks is visible.
Overview
Native name 서해갑문선(西海閘門線)
Type Heavy rail, Passenger & freight rail
Regional rail
Status Operational
Locale Namp'o-tŭkpyŏlsi
Termini Ch'ŏlgwang
Sillyŏng-ri
Stations 4
Operation
Opened 24 June 1986
Owner Korean State Railway
Operator(s) Korean State Railway
Technical
Line length 26.7 km (16.6 mi)
Number of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

DPRK-Sohaegammun Line.png

P'yŏngnam Line to P'yŏngnam Onch'ŏn
0.0 Sillyŏngri
P'yŏngnam Line to P'yŏngyang
7.1 Sŏhae Kammun
West Sea
~West Sea Barrage~
Taedong River
Ok-to Island
Pi-do Island
swing bridge over lock
19.1 Songgwan
Sŏhaeri Line Closed
26.7 Ch'ŏlgwang
Ŭnnyul Line


Sohae Kammun Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha 西
Revised Romanization Seohaegammun-seon
McCune–Reischauer Sŏhaegammun-sŏn

The Sŏhae Kammun Line, or West Sea Barrage Line is a non-electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway located entirely within Namp'o Special City, North Korea, and running from Ch'ŏlgwang on the Ŭnnyul Line to Sillyŏngri on the P'yŏngnam Line.[1]

Description

View of the swing bridge across the locks in open position.

The Sŏhae Kammun Line runs over the West Sea Barrage; of the 26.7 km (16.6 mi) total length of the line, over 6 km (3.7 mi) runs over the dam itself. There is a swing bridge of approximately 100 m (328 ft 1 in), built by the Namp'o Shipyard, over the locks.

History

The line was opened on 24 June 1986, after the completion of the West Sea Barrage.[1][2]

Services

A local passenger train, 361/362, operating between Namp'o and Ch'olgwang, runs on the entirety of this line between Sillyŏngri and Ch'ŏlgwang.[1]

Route

A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified.

Distance
(Total; km)
Distance
(S2S; km)
Station Name
(Transcribed)
Station Name
(Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja))
Former Name
(Transcribed)
Former Name
(Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja))
Connections
0.0 0.0 Ch'ŏlgwang 철광 (鉄鉱) Ŭnnyul Line,
Sŏhaeri Line
~7.6 ~7.6 Songgwan 송관 (松串)
~19.6 ~12.0 Sŏhae Kammun (West Sea Barrage) 서해갑문 (西海閘門)
26.7 ~7.1 Sillyŏngri 신령리 (新寧里) P'yŏngnam Sindŏk 평남신덕 (平南新徳) P'yŏngnam Line

References

  1. ^ a b c Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/05/world/in-north-korea-dam-reflects-great-leader-s-state-of-mind.html
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