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Old April 18th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #41
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West Highland Line, Scotland

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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #42
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Wow wow wow. Thank you guys, very inspiring and beautiful places! I wish I can visit all of them!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #43
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The Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) is a train service in Salta Province of Argentina, that connects the Argentine Northwest with the border with Chile in the Andes mountain range, over 4,220 metres (13,850 ft) above mean sea level, the third highest railway in the world. Originally built for economic and social reasons, it is now of primarily touristic value as a heritage railway.
The train leaves once a week from General Belgrano station in the city of Salta for the 15 hour, 434 kilometre round trip to the viaduct La Polvorilla, located 4,220 metres (13,850 ft) meters above sea level. The curved viaduct is 224 metres long and 70 metres high. From Salta, the train enters first the Valle de Lerma and then the Quebrada del Toro before reaching the Puna. It is known as the Train of the Clouds because clouds can be often be seen around and under the bridges and slopes of the landscape through which the railway passes.
The railway line has 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 spirals and 2 zigzags. Because of the design decision of not using a rack-and-pinion for traction, the route had to be designed to avoid steep grades. The zigzags allow the train to climb up driving back and forth parallel to the slope of the mountain.





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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #44
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MISC | Scenic Railways (Photo Thread)

What do you think is the world's most scenic railway route? Post here pictures and/or info of them.

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #45
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aw, it would be breat to get some info about those scenic railways, where is it, what country, what line, what company or similar stuff.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM   #46
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Qingzang Railway connecting Xining and Lhasa:

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 10:35 PM   #47
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Beograd-Bar line, Montenegro



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Old December 2nd, 2009, 10:37 PM   #48
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aw, it would be breat to get some info about those scenic railways, where is it, what country, what line, what company or similar stuff.
Well, I know that the second picture is of the glacier express in switzerland and the third picture is of the Flam railway in Norway
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #49
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The Uvac bridge, Beograd-Bar line, Serbia



The Skadar lake, Beograd-Bar line, Montenegro



The Slijepac bridge, Beograd-Bar line, Montenegro

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 03:07 AM   #50
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Well, I know that the second picture is of the glacier express in switzerland and the third picture is of the Flam railway in Norway
The first picture is of the BNSF main line through Glacier National Park in Montana (USA). This is the main line between Minneapolis/St Paul and Seattle via Spokane.

The last picture is of the Cairns-Kuranda Scenic Railway operating west out of Cairns, Queensland (AUS).
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 03:09 AM   #51
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 10:50 PM   #52
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:29 AM   #53
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Xining to Lhasa is the one I want to take pictures.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #54
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #55
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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #56
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What a beautiful pictures and landscapes!!

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Old December 8th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #57
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The West Higland Railway in Scotland.. Does anyone have pictures?? I love that railway!
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Old December 9th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #58
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Moodna viaduct:




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Old December 9th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #59
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Pangandaran-west java,INDONESIA.
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