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Tarumi Railway Tarumi Line
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34.5 km (21.4 mi)
1,067 mm ( 3 ft 6 in)
Distances in parentheses are of JNR period
Tōkaidō Main Line
Yōrō Railway: Yōrō Line
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Tarumi Line ( is a Japanese railway line in 樽見線 Tarumi-sen) Gifu Prefecture, between Ōgaki Station, Ōgaki and Tarumi Station, Motosu. It is the only railway line Tarumi Railway ( operates. There was a 樽見鉄道 Tarumi Tetsudō) freight rail service that transported cement for Sumitomo Ōsaka Cement of Sumitomo Group Gifu factory. It once accounted for 40% of the whole revenue, but the freight operation ceased in spring 2006.
Basic data [ edit ]
Distance: 34.5 km (21.4 mi)
Gauge: 1,067 mm ( 3 ft 6 in) Stations: 19
Railway signalling: Simplified automatic ( ATS-S, ST) Stations with
passing loops: 4 (Higashi-Ōgaki, Kitagata-Makuwa, Motosu, and Kōmi)
Stations [ edit ]
History [ edit ]
Approved under the Railway Construction Act
as a railway line from Ōgaki via [1 ] Ōno in Fukui Prefecture to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, construction began in 1935, was suspended during the Pacific War and resumed in 1952. The first section opened in 1956 between Ōgaki and Tanigumiguchi. Two years later, an extension to Mino-Kōmi ( (present-day 美濃神海) Kōmi) was made. Construction beyond there continued until it was suspended in 1979.
Freight services ceased in 1974, and in 1984 (due to its operating deficit, sparse traffic and dead end route) the operation and ownership of the line was transferred from the then
Japan National Railways (JNR) to the third-sector Tarumi Railway. A major shareholder was the Sumitomo Cement Co., which began freight shipments from Motosu. The improved financial situation resulted in construction being resumed, and the extension from Kōmi to Tarumi 10.9 km (6.8 mi) opened in 1989. The Sumitomo cement traffic ceased in 2006, with the line becoming a passenger-only operation.
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References [ edit ]
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
^ Tetsudō Fusetsuhō ( Table 74 鉄道敷設法) ( 別表第74号 Beppyō Dai74gō)
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