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Old April 19th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #41
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Buenos Aires-Tucumán
Guage:1,676mm
Distance:1270km







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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #42
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1,676mm is not standard gauge...
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #43
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yeah sorry i read more carefully after posting ....

in standard guage 1200km from buenos aires to posadas
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Old May 13th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #44
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Well, I've been trying out some distances mentioned in this thread with http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-go...calculator.htm .
Narvik-Athens: 3413 km
"Southern end of Mexico" to "Tip of Quebec" (Tapachula-Gaspé): 5078 km
"Scotland" (Thurso)-Bam: 5673 km
Perth-Darwin: 2656 km
Posadas-Buenos Aires: 840 km
Narvik-Bam: 5117 km
Tallinn-Vladivostok: 6831 km
Thurso-Athens: 3014 km
Sevilla-Bam: 5947 km
Thurso-Bam: 5673 km
Vancouver-Halifax: 4435 km
Merida-Fort Nelson: 4971 km
Brest-Vladivostok: 7398 km
Torneo/Sweden (Haparanda)-Vladivostok: 6437 km
Cape Town-Dar es Salaam: 3702 km
Melbourne-Darwin: 3151 km
Melbourne-Perth: 2725 km
Guangzhou-Lhasa: 2318 km
Brisbane-Darwin: 2851 km
Tucumán-Buenos Aires: 1078 km

The longest way to Canada that I could find was Tapachula-Prince Rupert: 5482 km
As comparison: Sevilla-Svappavaara (Sweden): 3766 km.
Therefore, Tapachula-Prince Rupert should be the longest distance measured as the crow flies between two cities connected to each other with 1435 mm railway tracks.
Travelling from Brest to Vladivostok is the furthest you can get from your origin using only one track gauge.
If changing bogies is allowed, Lagos (Portugal) to Shantou (China) seems to be the longest distance between two cities connected to each other by rails so that it can be traversed in one wagon without having to load the wagon to a ship at any point: 11203 km
If it's not enough to be able to send a wagon, but we want the vehicle to be self-propelled, we can do Lagos (Portugal) to Vladivostok with a Talgo locomotive, at least if the Talgo gauge switcher at the Finnish-Swedish border is still somewhat usable. That would make 10257.017 km, bitte schön.

So, the answer to the original question is 5482 km.
Answering to the original thought behind the question instead of the question itself, the answer can also be 10257 km, 11203 km or 7398 km, depending on what we are ready to accept
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Old May 13th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #45
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as I have been corrected, Tucuman-Buenos Aires it's not standar guage, Buenos Aires-Posadas (about 1100/1200km) is 1,450mm.
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