Toksong Line

The Tŏksŏng Line is a non-electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway in South Hamgyŏng Province, North Korea, running from Sinbukch'ŏng on the P'yŏngra Line to Sangri.[1]

Toksong Line
Overview
Other name(s)Pukch'ŏng Line
Native name덕성선 (德城線)
StatusOperational
OwnerChosen Government Railway (1929–1945)
Korean State Railway (since 1945)
LocaleSouth Hamgyong
Termini
  • Sinbukch'ŏng
  • Sangri
Stations12
Service
TypeHeavy rail, Regional rail
History
Opened20 September 1929 (Sinbukch'ŏng–Pukch'ŏng)
10 October 1960 (Pukch'ŏng–Sangri)
Technical
Line length51.7 km (32.1 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Route map

DPRK-Pukchong Line.png

0.0
Sinbukch'ŏng
(bridge appx 65 m (213 ft))
4.4
Ryangga
(bridge appx 40 m (130 ft))
9.4
Pukch'ŏng
(bridge appx 40 m (130 ft))
(bridge appx 20 m (66 ft))
14.4
Rahadae
(tunnel appx 95 m (312 ft))
(bridge appx 45 m (148 ft))
19.0
Tŏksŏng
(bridge appx 45 m (148 ft))
23.0
Chuŭidong
25.8
Yangsŭng
(tunnel appx 95 m (312 ft))
(bridge appx 125 m (410 ft))
30.2
Top'yŏng
(bridge appx 100 m (330 ft))
35.3
Samgi
43.2
Songjung
47.7
Sang'il
(tunnel appx 100 m (330 ft))
(tunnel appx 45 m (148 ft))
mine
51.7
Sangri
Toksong Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised RomanizationDeokseong-seon
McCune–ReischauerTŏksŏng-sŏn

HistoryEdit

On 20 September 1929 the Chosen Government Railway opened the Pukch'ŏng Line from Sinbukch'ŏng to Pukch'ŏng. In the 1940s an extension of the railway had been planned, but the construction was stopped because of the defeat of Japan in the Pacific War. The planned extension, from Pukch'ŏng to Sangri, was completed by the Korean State Railway and opened on 6 October 1960,[2] and given its current name.[3]

ServicesEdit

Two passenger trains are known to operate on this line:[4]

  • Regional trains 261/262, operating between Hamhŭng and Samgi, run on this line between Sinbukch'ŏng and Samgi;
  • Local trains 866/867 operate on the entirety of this line between Sinbukch'ŏng and Sangri.

RouteEdit

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

Distance (km) Station Name Former Name
Total S2S Transcribed Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja) Transcribed Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja) Connections
0.0 0.0 Sinbukch'ŏng 신북청 (新北靑) P'yŏngra Line
4.4 4.4 Ryangga 량가 (良家)
9.4 5.0 Pukch'ŏng 북청 (北靑)
14.4 5.0 Rahadae 라하대 (羅下坮) Flag stop.
19.0 4.6 Tŏksŏng 덕성 (德城)
23.0 4.0 Chuŭidong 주의동 (主義洞) Flag stop.
25.8 2.8 Yangsŭng 양승 (陽勝) Flag stop.
30.2 4.4 Top'yŏng 도평 (島坪)
35.3 5.1 Samgi 삼기 (三岐)
43.2 7.9 Songjung 송중 (松中)
47.7 4.5 Sang'il 상일 (上一) Flag stop.
51.7 4.0 Sangri 상리 (上里)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), p 88 ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), p 76 ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  3. ^ Choe, Un-sik, 한국의 전통 사회 운송 기구, ISBN 978-89-7300-728-8, pp. 114
  4. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), p. 125 ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  • Ministry of Railways (1937), 鉄道停車場一覧. 昭和12年10月1日現在(The List of the Stations), p501