Saemaul-ho(새마을호), usually Saemaul(새마을), is a train made in February 8, 1969, and is going to retire in 2015, and ITX-Saemaul will replace it. Saemaul means "new village" in Korean. Made by Korea Railroad Corporation.
From 1969, the name was Gwan-gwang-ho(관광호, meaning tourism-ho). But in August 15, 1974, the name was now Saemaul-ho. The primal Saemaul/Gwan-gwang was using electricity, and the engine car was more looking like a passenger car with windows on front instead of sides. In 2008, the fuel use and the type changed.
It was called Diesel Hydraulic Car(동차형 새마을호, Engine-Shaped Saemaul-ho). In January 5, 2013, the Hydraulic Car was removed, and in 2015, the whole Saemaul, would get removed.
- The sound that guides in the train, is the voice actress Jo Yung-Mee.
- It's speed was originally more than 150 km/h, but now the top speed changed to 150 km/h because of KTX getting in the way.