Tag: railway

Aug 23, 2018

This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World

This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World

The Mauritania Railway consists of a single, 704 km (437 mi) railway line with trains up to 3km (1.8 mi) in length

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Mar 22, 2018

Just a 1920s Steam Engine Doing a Casual 55 MPH on the Highway

Just a 1920s Steam Engine Doing a Casual 55 MPH on the Highway

Built in 1927, the Santa Fe 3751 is a steam-powered beaut!

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Apr 6, 2015

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

What a brilliant feat of engineering! Watch this moving assembly line of machines install railroad tracks in real time.

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May 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Photograph by Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Seen here is the abandoned Petite Ceinture railway line (“Little Belt railway”) passing through the parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, France. The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular…

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Dec 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Green Mile

Picture of the Day: The Green Mile

THE GREEN MILE Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio Located near the regional center of Rivne, Ukraine, is a small town called Klevan. As of 2001, its population was 7,470. One of Klevan’s main attractions is an overgrown section of railway that visitors can walk across known as the Tunnel of Love or…

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Nov 7, 2013

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Photograph by lkiwaner on Wikimedia Commons Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67…

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Apr 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Railway in Paris

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Railway in Paris

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS Photograph by Mister Boubou on Flickr The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular connection between Paris’ main railroad stations within the fortified walls of the city. In a partial state of abandonment since…

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