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Old October 8th, 2014, 03:31 PM   #41
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Railway research stepped up
08 Oct 2014

NORTH KOREA: Investment in research to develop local skills in locomotive production, track components and IT systems has been stepped up in North Korea, reports the State Academy of Sciences.

SAS’s Branch Academy of Railway Science subsidiary has achieved ‘many successes’ in developing IT-based processes for rail transport, and it reports ‘improving efficiency’ with its ‘stationary rail-butt welder’ design.

The Railway Vehicles Institute has established an ‘integrated production system’ in the wiring division of the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex, as part of a research programme aimed at producing high-power designs.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #42
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North Korea launches Victory railway upgrade
28 Oct 2014







NORTH KOREA: A ground-breaking ceremony for the ‘Victory’ project to modernise the railway linking the west coast port of Namp’o with Pyongyang, Kangdong and the Jaedong coalfields was held on October 21.

The project is being supported by Russia, and guests at the groundbreaking included Minister of External Economic Relations Ri Ryong Nam and Russia’s Minister for Development of the Russian Far East Alexandr Galushka. They jointly chair the Inter-Governmental Committee for Co-operation in Trade, Economy, Science & Technology. Officials reported that supreme leader Marshal Kim Jong Un is ‘paying deep attention to boosting bilateral friendly relations.’

The Victory route modernisation is intended to form the first stage of a larger-scale co-operation and development project which would be carried out with the support of Russian organisations including construction company Mostovik. This would run for 20 years and cover around 3 500 km of the rail network, around two-thirds of the total, and include the construction of a north–south freight bypass around Pyongyang. The US$25bn cost would be funded through the supply of coal, rare earth and non-ferrous resources to Russia.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #43
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Hi,

please help to identify this DPRK diesel locomotive: http://trainspo.com/photo/46300/

Thanks for any information.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:28 AM   #44
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still better than Amtrak
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #45
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I guess you could say I'm happy that NK is finally doing something... Now all they need is real hospitals and less poverty.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #46
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I guess you could say I'm happy that NK is finally doing something... Now all they need is real hospitals and less poverty.
and a government that wont send you to the gulag when your fifth cousin accidentally says something negative about the "dear leader".
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Old November 18th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #47
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please help to identify this DPRK diesel locomotive: http://trainspo.com/photo/46300/

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Are you sure it's diesel? I see the pantograph on the cab roof.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #48
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Are you sure it's diesel? I see the pantograph on the cab roof.
It's looks like diesel loc that may be converted to electric loc.

btw, here you can see diesel shunters from Ukraine that use pantographs just to remove ice:
http://trainspo.com/photo/31832/
http://trainspo.com/photo/7575/

So, still looking for about information about this DPRK loco.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #49
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I think the roof is too "clean" for a diesel.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #50
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I guess you could say I'm happy that NK is finally doing something... Now all they need is real hospitals and less poverty.
They have built the Taeso'ngsan Combined Hospital, the Okryu Children’s Hospital, and the Ryugyong Dental Hospital in recent years.

A good site for tracking NK construction projects:
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Old November 24th, 2014, 07:07 PM   #51
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Are there any relevant new railway lines currently under construction?

Are there any relevant new railway lines currently under construction or terminated in the past decade in NK?

Any findings on Google Earth?

BTW: While living in NK must be sort of horror (at least if one is not continually being brain washed from birth onwards), I really enjoy their rigid theatralic propaganda. Kim I love you :-)
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please help to identify this DPRK diesel locomotive: http://trainspo.com/photo/46300/

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If the Wikipedia entry on North Korea railways is right, it's one of the following:
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150 series electric locomotives: medium-heavy electric switchers converted from Hungarian-made Ganz DVM4.
170 series electric locomotives: medium-heavy electric switchers made in DPRK.
1000 series electric locomotives: light electric switchers made in DPRK.
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"North Korea banning train travel until February, report says"

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...7251480951787/
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New, possibly heavily refurbished narrow gauge trains for Sinhung Line (Hamhung - Pujonhoban)





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Pyongsong-Hyesan minibus service 7x faster than state railway



People are now able to travel between Pyongsong in South Pyongan Province and Hyesan in Ryanggang Province within 24 hours using these services. While the distance is approximately 300 km as the crow flies, the mountainous terrain makes for a longer journey.

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The source added that before such taxi services became available, "people had to endure a 4-8 day train journey from Pyongsong to Hyesan, often disrupted by blackouts. Although the taxi is expensive, many find its 7x faster speed well worth the cost."

Tickets for the train from Sariwon to Rason, run by Korean State Railway, officially cost only around 3,500 KPW through the state pricing system (around 50,000 KPW in black market prices). But because passengers can expect to spend a lot of money during the course of the journey buying food, cigarettes, and alcohol to kill time during the delays, most do not consider the minibus taxi price much more expensive. Time is money, as they say, which means the rail service is quickly falling out of favor.

Read more: http://www.dailynk.com/english/read....cataId=nk01500
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