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The Tŭkchang Line is an electrified railway line of the Korean State Railway in South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea, running from Pukch'ang on the P'yŏngdŏk Line to Sŏksan.[1]

Tŭkchang Line
Overview
Native name득장선 (得場線)
TypeHeavy rail, Freight rail
StatusOperational
LocaleSouth P'yŏngan
TerminiPukch'ang
Sŏksan
Stations5
Operation
Opened1961
OwnerKorean State Railway
Technical
Line length17.7 km (11.0 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification3000 V DC Catenary
Route map

Okch'ŏn
0.0
Pukch'ang
3.4
Yangch'on
Pukch'ang Power Complex
(tunnel appx 585 m (1,919 ft))
10.3
Ryongsan
coal mine
15.0
Tŭkchang
coal mine
17.7
Sŏksan
coal mine
Tukchang Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
득장선
Hancha
Revised RomanizationDeukjang-seon
McCune–ReischauerTŭkchang-sŏn

HistoryEdit

The line was opened in 1961 to assist with the construction of the Pukch'ang Thermal Power Complex which began in that year.[2]

ServicesEdit

The important Pukch'ang Thermal Power Complex - the largest coal-fired power plant in the DPRK[3] - is located on this line at Yangch'on, receiving a great deal of coal from the mines in the area.[3]

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 Pukch'ang 북창 (北倉) P'yŏngdŏk Line, Kwanha Line
3.4 3.4 Yangch'on 양촌 (陽村) Pukch'ang Thermal Power Complex
10.3 6.9 Ryongsan 룡산 (龍山)
15.0 4.7 Tŭkchang 득장 (得場) Myŏnghak Line
17.7 2.7 Sŏksan 석산 (石山)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō) ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ 통합 검색 결과 : 북창화력발전연합기업소 (전체 82건) - 북한정보포털
  3. ^ a b http://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=2090772&categoryId=44461&cid=44454