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Old February 13th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #261
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I think riding on Jungang Line is a good choice if you want to ride locomotive-hauled trains. But the problem is that there're not much Mugunghwa class trains on this line (8 trains on one way a day). If you don't care about the scenery and travelling time, I think you had better ride on Gyeongbu or Honam line because there're plenty of Mugunghwa class trains.
A friend of mine just took the train along the Jungang line from Cheongnyangni to Gyeongju, which took about 8 hours, he said it was good and often on single track. For looking at freight there is a large yard in Mangu which often has some interesting things in, I have seen a few trainloads of tanks roll through.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #262
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it's first of its kind, ironically post was from chinese where these accidents go unreported quite often.
You look like trying to turn this topic into battle field. Please do not be derailed.

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A friend of mine just took the train along the Jungang line from Cheongnyangni to Gyeongju, which took about 8 hours, he said it was good and often on single track. For looking at freight there is a large yard in Mangu which often has some interesting things in, I have seen a few trainloads of tanks roll through.
Good information. It will be much help for k.k.jetcar.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #263
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You look like trying to turn this topic into battle field. Please do not be derailed.



Good information. It will be much help for k.k.jetcar.
Thank you ruready and stainless!
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Old June 18th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #264
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Anyone have any information or news on the Gyeonggi-do Train Express (GTX)? It seems like a really neat idea, and seems to me like it'd be one of the longest and deepest metro systems in the world, but I haven't found much information on it since the plan was announced.

A video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vXC...layer_embedded
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:35 AM   #265
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Anyone have any information or news on the Gyeonggi-do Train Express (GTX)? It seems like a really neat idea, and seems to me like it'd be one of the longest and deepest metro systems in the world, but I haven't found much information on it since the plan was announced.

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The responsible minister has given an answer this 23rd that he'll try his best to start the construction by 2013.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #266
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The responsible minister has given an answer this 23rd that he'll try his best to start the construction by 2013.
Thank you for the info. It seems like a tremendous project, and I really hope it's completed.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #267
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Any new news about HMU400X?

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Old June 27th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #268
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The most recent news about the HEMU-400x points to a 2012 rolling testdate, with commercial operations set to begin in 2015. It'll be interesting to see how Rotem deals with the massive increase in energy needed to pass 350km/h, especially because regular service is apparently aimed to be 370km/h.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #269
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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #270
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Hey I know KTX 2 was recalled, but are they back in Service yet?

I really hope the first Deomestic produced trains arent a total disaster.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #271
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High quality Korail map

I am looking for a very detailed high resolution map of KORAIL (the one on
Korail web site is very small). Is it possible to find a nice large map please, and also with the names of towns shown in English! And showing which lines are electrified?
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Old August 28th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #272
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It'll be interesting to see how Rotem deals with the massive increase in energy needed to pass 350km/h, especially because regular service is apparently aimed to be 370km/h.
Yes indeed. And at those speeds, the train isn't going to be stopping much, given the relatively short distances involved for HSR in Korea.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #273
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8000 locos

Are any 8000 (French built) electric locos ever used on passenger trains these days? Where is best place to see them? Which lines do they work? Are all locos still in use?

I like these locos very much! Especially the ones in Slovenia
http://locopage.pikfu.net/set636457/media18241267.html

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Old August 28th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #274
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When I was in S. Korea last month, I only saw 8200's on the passenger trains. It seems the 8000's are now only used on freight, especially the heavy cement trains, given that they are geared for a top speed of 85km/h.

Video (likely somewhere in Seoul Metropolitan area or region, sorry I can't read Hangul):


An 8000 on a passenger train passing through Maegok on the Jungang (central) Line. I don't know what's happening here, maybe it's an empty coaching stock move. There seem to be a lot of cement trains on the Jungang Line, which would indicate 8000 series being used for most if not all trains:
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Old August 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #275
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The first video is at Ichon Station on Jungang line.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:28 PM   #276
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A few of us will visit soon and we will have a busy 10 days travelling all over the country by train. We are looking for stations that have hotels very close to them, ideally nice clean hotels and not too expensive. Anyone got any suggestions please.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #277
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A 27km-long bike-only path was opened last month. It uses the abolished track on Jungang Line when the line was upgraded.













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Old November 24th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #278
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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #280
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Photos on line

Photos ready from our 10 day trip around on KORAIL, very enjoyable, captions not ready yet I'm afraid
http://locopage.piwigo.com/index?/ca...a_new_zealand/

Almost all stations have a new version of the latest rail map dated 2010.12.31, we tried to get a copy to take away but failed
http://locopage.piwigo.com/picture?/1373/

Can anyone supply a really big high res origonal copy of this please? It's never possible to get good copy by taking photo of it sadly

Will return to try KORAIL again soon!
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