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Old March 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #301
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Oh, that's a pity, will just miss it by a month...bummer. Thanks for the info, ruready.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #302
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Speed-up of Jeolla Line Completed
  • Jeolla Line
    - Iksan ~ Suncheon ~ Yeosu Expo
    - Line Length : 180.4 km
    - Track Gauge : 1, 435 mm
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KR (Korea Rail Network Authority) said yesterday that they completed the speed-up project of Jello line and started a test from 12th of March.

KR will test the track, with KTX and KTX-Sancheon, up to 230 km/h until April 25.

KR started the speed-up project of Jeolla line, costing 106.1 billion won, in September last year. To achieve a high speed (maximum 230 km/h), they installed ATP system, replaced 50kg/m rail with 60kg/m and set up high speed turnouts.

KR is planning to begin the service, after several trial runs, in 30th of April before the starting of Yeosu Expo.

With the speed-up of Jeolla line, the travel time between Yongsan station and Yeosu Expo station is expected to be reduced to 2 hour and 57 minutes.

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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #303
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Iksan Station | Honam Line / Jeolla Line








Jeonju Station | Jeolla Line




Namwon Station | Jeolla Line




Guryegu Station | Jeolla Line
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #304
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Gokseong Station | Jeolla Line




Seomjin-gang(river) Train Town | Old Gokseong Station




Yeosu Expo Station | Jeolla Line








Trains on Jeolla Line
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Old May 20th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #305
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So many great train pictures. I think it will be better if you make a caption about it.
Captions are now on new site with our visit photos
http://locopage.piwigo.com/index?/ca...a_new_zealand/
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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:46 AM   #306
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Double-decker KTX to ply Seoul-Daejon route
(Chosun Ilbo, July 20)

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A double-decker train will be in operation as early as 2016. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on Thursday said it commissioned the Korea Railroad Research Institute to look into the feasibility of a double-decker KTX in April. The actual feasibility study will begin next year.

The aim is to increase passenger capacity on Seoul-Daejeon route, which has long been saturated.
more: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...072001308.html
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Old July 21st, 2012, 09:56 PM   #307
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I think Rotem made a design of the potential double decker train, theres a pic in this thread or the other South Korea HSR thread.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #308
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Does anyone have good contacts with KORAIL? A few of us are making another trip to travel all over the Korail network and we'd really like to try and have a look inside the depot at Jecheon. I'm big fan of the 8000 loco and would like some photos at the depot. Getting permission out there may not be so easy. I'd rather set it up in advance

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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:24 AM   #309
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Does anyone have good contacts with KORAIL? A few of us are making another trip to travel all over the Korail network and we'd really like to try and have a look inside the depot at Jecheon. I'm big fan of the 8000 loco and would like some photos at the depot. Getting permission out there may not be so easy. I'd rather set it up in advance

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Vehicle Management Division of Korail Chungbuk Branch has a control over Jecheon Depot. I called the division and they said you would need to arrange in advance several things such as date and time, the number of visiting persons etc. I asked them if it's possible to commuicate in english and the answer was No. I think you have to find some people speaking korean.

- Vehicle Management Divison of Korail Chungbuk Branch (코레일 충남본부 차량처) : (TEL) 043-641-2251 (E-Mail) I will send you it as a private message
- Korail Chungbuk Branch (코레일 충남본부) : (TEL) 043-643-7200

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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:30 AM   #310
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Vehicle Management Division of Korail Chungbuk Branch has a control over Jecheon Branch. I called the division and they said you would need to arrange in advance several things such as date and time, the number of visiting persons etc. I asked them if it's possible to commuicate in english and the answer was No. I think you have to find some people speaking korean.

- Vehicle Management Divison of Korail Chungbuk Branch (코레일 충남본부 차량처) : (TEL) 043-641-2251 (E-Mail) I will send you it as a private message
- Korail Chungbuk Branch (코레일 충남본부) : (TEL) 043-643-7200
Thanks VERY much for your assistance! I'll respond to your message
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Old September 7th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #311
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"...A few of us are making another trip to travel all over the Korail network and we'd really like to try and have a look inside the depot at Jecheon..."
When were you thinking about doing this Jecheon depot visit? I am travelling independently - any chance of linking up on the day for this visit? My details are in a PM seperately.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:36 AM   #312
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New Deliveries - Korail 8500 series

I have just returned from South Korea where I saw quite a few of the new 8500-series Co-Co electric locomotives currently being delivered from Hyundai-Rotem/Toshiba.

Only a few are actually in revenue service, most of the deliveries are involved in driver training and homolgation on each the Korail operating divisions. I saw them as far apart as Gangneung in the north and Suncheon in the south.

At the Hyundai-Rotem factory in Changwon, #8536 was on the delivery connection to Korail 25/09/2010.

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Korail #8521 - HyundaiRotem/Toshiba (E) B/n ____ B/d 8/12 - 1435 mm gauge. Undergoing driver training and homolgation on the Korail Jungang Line near Jecheon.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #313
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Do you have any photos that you can share please? Were any any of the new 8500 series seen on any passenger trains, if so where please. Thanks
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:11 AM   #314
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #315
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #316
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The 8500-series are primarily freight locomotives to start to replace to early members of the 8000-series. At the moment they are being used on driver training with an empty stock four-car set to provide braking sequence experiences. I saw at least three different rakes being utilised - no passengers inside. Delivered in batches of three or four locos at a time and stored locally until homolgation. Plenty around Jecheon, although I doubt any regular pass workings, perhaps when you do your depot visit there might be a special involved?

They have these really ugly anti-climb buffers which spoil an otherwise quite elegant unit. Why they have added these, only the designer could love them...!

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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #317
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I read that they are fitted with a 24 pin plug which I think may later see a few passenger workings if this is power connection for train power?
Also read a few of the early 8000 locos may now be stored or being used for spare parts.
Did you see 8101 or 8102 in use at all? Thanks
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Sorry, did not see any trace of the two pre-series Siemens locos. They seem to have moved from where you photographed them last year. I guess you will have to wait until the depot visit to glean why and where - I will need a report too, curious also.

As most Korean passenger trains with loco-hauled stock now have hotel-power supplied from the ubiquitous and noisy power car, I still doubt that the 8500's will see much regular passenger service. I would say the multi-pin plug/socket is more for loco mu that train power supply.

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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #319
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Sorry, did not see any trace of the two pre-series Siemens locos. They seem to have moved from where you photographed them last year. I guess you will have to wait until the depot visit to glean why and where - I will need a report too, curious also.-PGG-
8101 is still active, trains 1671 and 1674 from Yeongju - Gangneung is its regular duty, though I think its broken at moment. Between January and April this year is did those rains nearly every day. 8102 has not moved for months, its right beside the station at Jecheon, wheels very rusty but looks intact

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As most Korean passenger trains with loco-hauled stock now have hotel-power supplied from the ubiquitous and noisy power car, I still doubt that the 8500's will see much regular passenger service. I would say the multi-pin plug/socket is more for loco mu that train power supply.-PGG-
The chief we met said 8500 will do some passenger work, but only small amounts is the impression we got. The big multi pin plug is for power supply as I said. Loco MU is the small four black plugs higher up. See the photos I'm adding
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #320
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Recently back from another KORAIL trip, so plenty of photos of the new 8500 class, around 50 locos were on KORAIL property when we were there, and deliveries are fast. I think there will be 87 locos in all. Sad days for the great 8000 locos, they are losing work fast now All the visit photos on my photos site http://www.loco-photos.net and a few on here also.
These photos during an official visit to Jecheon depot Lots of locos undergoing commissioning and driver training all over the country








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