The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Suwon to Ansan (Part 1: Suwon to Omokcheon)

July 6, 2013 by
Filed under: Korea, Railways, Suwon - Inchon 

SuIn line Suwon to Omokcheon 15a omokcheon-west

The photos so far were taken mainly around (2) and (3) on the map. At (1) it is easy to get to the first bridge on the line. This part of the article describes the line from approx. (3) to (5). At (4) a bus parking space is located.

At several points the line can be seen quite easily. (View towards Suwon.)

At several points the line can be seen quite easily. (View towards Suwon.)

This is the typical view from this point straight into the next neighbourhood.

Same spot as previous picture, but this time looking west: the line has become part of the local businesses. This is the typical view from this point straight into the next neighbourhood.

The further into Gosaek, the worse things are. But the rails are definitely there!

The further into Gosaek, the worse things are. But the rails are definitely there!

And then someone had actually used the line for his business… But the track is probably still there.

And then someone had actually used the line for his business… But the track is probably still there.

Shortly afterwards the line opened up again. The trees in the distance are in front of the local bus parking spot. This blocks the tracks completely, so you have to walk around this spot.

Shortly afterwards the line opened up again. The trees in the distance are in front of the local bus parking spot. This blocks the tracks completely, so you have to walk around this spot.

Looking back, same trees as in the previous picture. The bus parking lot and the road are right on the line. (View towards Suwon).

Looking back, same trees as in the previous picture. The bus parking lot and the road are right on the line. (View towards Suwon).

From the same spot, looking west. Walking towards the trees I wondered if they would also block the way towards Ansan.

From the same spot, looking west. Walking towards the trees I wondered if they would also block the way towards Ansan.

Sometimes a lot of the ballast is still there, but it is of course too much ballast: a train could not run here like this…

Sometimes a lot of the ballast is still there, but it is of course too much ballast: a train could not run here like this…

Someone built a garden and shed on the line.

Someone built a garden and shed on the line.

And here the line itself has become the garden, with the vegetables growing inside the track…

And here the line itself has become the garden, with the vegetables growing inside the track…

This time the trees blocked the line completely, so had to walk to the left through the fields, around this obstacle.

This time the trees blocked the line completely, so had to walk to the left through the fields, around this obstacle. This is at approx. (5) on the map above.

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2 Comments on The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Suwon to Ansan (Part 1: Suwon to Omokcheon)

    […] map below shows the whole line between Suwon and Ansan. The first article described the part between numbers 1 and 2. This second article describes the line from just to the west of (2) and to the south of (4), […]

  1. Sheldon Perry on Wed, 2nd Oct 2013 08:44
  2. Enjoyed your photos very much. I rode this line in 1994 when part of it was still intact. Hate seeing it in this state.

    Sheldon

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