Songhu Railway

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Songhu Railway
Locale Shanghai, China
Dates of operation 1898–
Predecessor Woosung Railway
Successor Huning Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)
Songhu Railway
Track gauge: standard
Stations and structures
Baoshan Road
Tiantongan Road
Jiangwan[disambiguation needed]
Sanmin Road
Gaojing Miao

The Shanghai–Woosung or Songhu Railway[n 1] was a standard-gauge railway in Shanghai, China. It was opened on September 1, AD 1898, and ran between the Old North Railway Station in the modern town's Zhabei District and Woosung in the modern Baoshan District.

It is sometimes conflated with the earlier Woosung Road,[1] whose route it principally shared. That railway had been purchased from its foreign owners – principally the British firm Jardine, Matheson, & Company – in 1876 and dismantled for reuse in the Taiwanese coal fields. Sheng Xuanhuai established a new railroad generally along the same path as the old one, although the station was moved over a few streets to the Old North Station. The Songhu was also extended north into Woosung proper and additional stations opened.

The line was badly damaged during World War II. The route was eventually incorporated in the Shanghai Metro's Line 3. The former North Station is now the site of the Shanghai Railway Museum and another memorial was placed at the site of the former terminus beside the line 3's Songbin Station.

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  1. ^ s 铁路, t 鐵路, p Sōng–Hù Tiělù, from Wusong and Hù Dú, an old name for Suzhou Creek.