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North Korean 762mm gauge train near Hamhung

North Korean 762mm gauge train near Hamhung

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Caption - North Korean 762mm gauge system in the city of Hamhung, North Korea's second largest city, in October 2015. The system was initially built by the Japanese when they occupied Korea (1925 - 1945). Some of the narrow gauge has been converted to standard gauge in recent years although there have also been a few extensions to the narrow gauge. It is believed to be one of the largest operating narrow gauge system in the world with about 200 kilometres of route mileage electrified at 1500 Volts DC. The railway's main purpose in passenger traffic in the city's industrialised suburbs but it is believed there is also some freight traffic. This loco, no.6, is a typical Bo-Bo from the system.

Country - North Korea   Date - 2015   General Photo - 381

Image from the Lou Johnson Collection

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