Beijing–Chengde Railway

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The Beijing–Chengde Railway or Jingcheng Railway (simplified Chinese: 京承铁路; traditional Chinese: 京承鐵路; pinyin: jīngchéng tiělù), is a railroad in northern China between Beijing, the national capital, and Chengde in Hebei Province. The line is 256 km (159 mi) long and runs northwest from Beijing Municipality to Chengde in northern Hebei.[1]

Route & history[edit]

The Jingcheng Line from Dongbianmen to Huairou, 65.86 km (41 mi) in length was built in 1938 during the Japanese occupation of Beiping.[1] The remaining 169 km (105 mi) from Huairou to Shangbancheng was built from 1955 to 1959.[1] The line emerges north of the Great Wall at Chengzilu and then proceeds to Xinglong County and Yingshouyingzi before reaching Shangbancheng, where the line joins the Jinzhou-Chengde Railway to Chengde.[1]

Rail connections[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Chinese) "集火车邮戳,知路史沧桑" Last accessed 2011-10-19