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2nd Railway Corps (1956-57)
Active 1956.11-1957.4
Country China
Type Railway Troops
Part of People's Liberation Army Railway Troops
Garrison/HQ Nanping, Fujian

2nd Railway Corps (Chinese: 铁道兵第2军) of the People's Liberation Army was a military formation mainly focusing on railway construction missions. It was activated in November 1956 in Nanping, Fujian.

The corps was composed of 1st, 5th and 6th Railway Divisions.

The corps was intended to participate the construction of Yingtan-Xiamen railway. However, due to the change of construction plan, the activation of the corps was aborted. On April 6, 1957, the corps was formally deactivated.[1]


  1. 中国人民解放军历史资料丛书编审委员会: 中国人民解放军历史资料丛书 铁道兵 综述 大事记 表册, ISBN 7-5065-3810-5, p.  87.

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