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Korea Railroad Corporation

During the 1980's, as a meteorologist with the Air National Guard, I made 6 trips to South Korea to participate in a large annual military exercise called Team Spirit. Naturally my camera found itself aimed any railroad action I came across. Unfortunately my record-keeping was not up to its usual standards, as I did not write down locomotive numbers. Most of the pictures were taken from moving buses, so their quality is not the best.

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Here a passenger train is heading for downtown Pusan.

20 Mar 1984

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One sees many of these coal facilities - cars are unloaded by laborers wielding shovels.

Pusan, South Korea

20 Mar 1984

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This shot of a passing coal train was taken from our bus, on the way from Taegu to Pusan.

20 Mar 1985

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Note the crossing tender as #5011 passes.

20 Mar 1985

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One coal train passes another.

20 Mar 1985

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These little crossing-tender shanties were found all along the line.

20 Mar 1985

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#4106 heads across a road in Taegu.

15 Mar 1986

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#7164 with a passenger train at the Pusan main station. I rode this train from Pusan to Seoul.

30 Mar 1985

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#7521 with a freight train

Pusan

30 Mar 1985

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#4207 with a freight train

Pusan

30 Mar 1985

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#3222 switches a coal yard in Pusan.

4 Apr 1988

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#6215 with a passenger train tow passes a coal yard in Pusan.

4 Apr 1988

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#3234

Pusan

4 Apr 1988