Xugezhuang

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Xugezhuang is a former village (Chinese: t 胥各莊, s 胥各庄, p Xūgèzhuāng) and modern town (胥各庄, Xūgèzhuāng Zhèn) of Fengnan District in Hebei, China.

It was the terminus of the second railway to be constructed in China after the abortive Woosung Railway in Shanghai. The six-mile Kaiping Tramway opened to traffic in 1881 and ran from the colleries at Tangshan to Xugezhuang (then known as Hsuokochuang),[1] whence a canal connected it to Lutai and the river network between Beijing and Tianjin. It eventually grew into the Imperial Railways of North China and the modern Jingshan and Jingha Railways.

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  1. ^ Huenemann, Ralph Wm. Harvard East Asian Monographs, No. 109. The Dragon and the Iron Horse: the Economics of Railroads in China, 1876–1937, p. 254. Harvard Univ Asia Center, 1984. ISBN 0-674-21535-4. Accessed 12 October 2011.

Coordinates: 39°34′N 118°05′E / 39.567°N 118.083°E / 39.567; 118.083