Title : Train Series (3rd)
Train Series (3rd)
Stamp Serial#
2206 
KPC#
C-1685 
MICHEL#
2233 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2076c 
Date of Issue
02/04/2002 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Electric railcars (Electric Car) 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seog 
Image Area
41mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
In the third bundle on the train series, two types of electric locomotives (EL8000 and EL8100) along with two types of electric railcars (Electric Car and Express Electric Car) are introduced.

Electric locomotives were first introduced to Korea in June of 1972 replacing the diesel locomotives that operated along the June-ang, Taebaek and Yeongdong lines. Under the project to implement electric locomotives in the existing Gyeongbu and Honam lines, electric locomotives (models EL8000, EL8100 and EL8200) using the VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency) system for increased speed have introduced since 1998. All existing diesel locomotives are planned to be replaced by electric engine cars.

The electric locomotives have better traction and make less noise than the diesel locomotives. This environment-friendly vehicle that generates no exhaust fume is used in high-speed passenger trains as well as freight trains. Electric cars are operated in the metropolitan sections of Seoul, Suwon and Incheon including the Subway line No. 1 which is run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In the intial stage of the introduction of this electric car to the suburban subway in August of 1974, it was operated under the Cam Shaft Contactor Rheostatic Control System. Since the opening of the Gwacheon Line in 1994, however, the era of electric cars using the state-of-the-art VVVF system was launched.

Meanwhile, express electric cars, which were built with domestic technology, started operations in November of 1980. These trains which were operated as Mugunghwa and Tongilho lines were recently retired from service in February of 2001. These trains are exhibited at the Railroad Museum in Uiwang City, Gyeonggi Province.