The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: The line within Suwon city

February 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Korea, Railways, Suwon - Inchon 

The shortest stretch of the SuIn line was inside Suwon city. This ran from the Suwon railway station to the south, after which it would run up a ramp to cross both a main street and the main (standard gauge) railway line. The only remaining part of this part of the line, the part on the ramp directly next to the main line, was described previously. But, that still leaves the part of the line in the city next to the station.

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Korail: Manual crossing at Seobinggo

January 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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SAMSUNGWhile taking the train from Seoul Station to Chuncheon I noticed there are still quite a few railway crossings in the Jungang Line within Seoul city. Within a few minutes after departing Seoul Station the train crosses roads twice before Ichon station (이촌) and once more just after Seobinggo station (서빙고). Just to the east of Seobinggo station there is a crossing in the line connecting the 서빙고로62길 to the main road (서빙고로) in the area. This crossing is a classical manned crossing, with next to no special modern equipment and two men waving flags and blowing whistles. In other words: it’s fantastic!

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