9 most unusual railways

The railway, which passes through Maeklong Market (Maeklong Market Railway) (Thailand)
Food market in Maeklonge (Thailand), is located on the tracks. Several times a day traders to quickly pack their food trays and lower their canopies to miss the train. After sweeping through the market trains, crates with vegetables, fish and eggs are placed in the starting position, and buyers are returning to the rails, which serve as a passage through the market.
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2. Track Gisborne Napier (Napier-Gisborne Railway) (New Zealand)
Track Napier-Gisborne is unique in that it crosses the main runway Gisbornskogo Airport (Gisborne Airport). Trains have to stop and ask the air traffic control tower permission to travel to cross the runway and further along the line route. Steam locomotive in 1939 in the middle of the runway - it's not exactly a common sight!



3. Train to the Clouds (Tren a las Nubes) (Argentina)
"Train to the Clouds" - a tourist railway in the province of Salta (Salta Province), Argentina. The railway runs along the eastern side of the railway line C-14 General Manuel Belgrano (Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano), connecting the north-west Argentina on the Chilean border at the Andes mountain range. Located at an altitude of 4220 meters above sea level. It is the third highest railway in the world. Initially built on economic and social grounds, the railway is now primarily serves to attract tourists, as well as railway heritage.
The railway line passes through 29 bridges, a tunnel 21, 13 viaducts, 2 and 2 zigzag spiral. Because solutions designers not to use a transmission system with a rack and pinion for traction, the route must be designed to avoid steep slopes. The zigzags allow trains to climb, driving the left and right parallel to the slope of the mountain.


4. "Tunnel of Love" (Klevan, Ukraine)
"Tunnel of Love" is a great place near the village of Klevan, Ukraine. Three-kilometer section of the railway leading to the factory for the production of fibreboard. Train runs three times a day and supplying timber to the plant. This image of a tree alley. Green corridor attracts a lot of couples, as well as photographers who want to save this beautiful piece of nature.
It is believed that if you are with your partner come to the "Tunnel of Love" and sincerely make a wish, it will come true.



5. Trans-Siberian railway, the longest railway in the world (Russia)
Trans-Siberian Railway - a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of ​​Japan. It is the longest railway in the world. It has branches that connect it with Mongolia, China and North Korea. It connects Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916 and continues to expand.
Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway began in full force in 1891, on the orders and under the control of Sergei Witte, who was then the Minister of Finance. As in the case of the first transcontinental railroad USA (First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA), Russian engineers started construction at both ends, and led the way into the country.


6. landwasser viaduct (Landwasser Viaduct) (Switzerland)
In Switzerland, there is a huge number of mountain land. Until the 19th century the presence of mountainous terrain meant that all over the country travel was difficult, and therefore, the connection was relatively poor. Swiss railway engineer nineteenth and twentieth centuries had to be very resourceful, creative and daring to build a complex and efficient system of mountain railway. This included not only the planning and construction of challenging mountain trails, but also the construction of many bridges needed to cross the mountain. The Swiss are still investing heavily in its railway network, making it one of the most effective and advanced in the world.
One of the most impressive feats was the construction landwasser viaduct, which was completed in 1902. After the viaduct section of the railway passes. This is probably one of the most famous railway viaduct / bridges in the world, which can be seen in most tourist / Swiss holiday brochures.




7. Ring Railroad Georgetown (Georgetown Loop Railroad) (USA)
Ring Railroad Georgetown became the first landmark of Colorado. Completed in 1884, this interesting part of the way, less than a meter wide, was considered an engineering marvel of its time.
Successful mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume (Silver Plume) are in 3, 2 kilometers from each other in a steep and narrow mountain canyon. To connect them, the builders of the railway route developed in the form of "spin," which went through twice the distance, gradually rising to a height of 183 meters. It included a horseshoe bends at an angle of up to 4 degrees, and four bridges over Clear Creek (Clear Creek), including a powerful high bridge "Devil's Gate» (Devil's Gate High Bridge). The railway company «Colorado & Southern Railway» held the line transport of passengers and goods from 1899 to 1938, until it ceased to operate.
In 1973, the Historical Society of Colorado (Colorado Historical Society) began to rebuild a railway within its 395- hectare park Beltway Georgetown and the historic mining business (Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Par). Replica high bridge was completed in 1984 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary since the construction of the original design.



8. Burma Railway, or "Road of Death» (Death Railway) (Thailand)
Burma Railway, also known as the "Road of Death" is a 415-kilometer railway between Bangkok (Thailand) and Rangoon (Burma). More than 90 000 employees and 16,000 Allied POWs died during the construction of the railway - a terrible event that was the basis for the film David Lean (David Lean called "The Bridge on the River Kwai» (The Bridge on the River Kwai). Riding on this route at the moment is the most popular attraction for visitors to the city of Kanchanaburi (Kanchanaburi), located to the north-west of the capital of Thailand. The train goes around the side of the cliffs, and passes through several fragile wooden bridges.




9. The railway station «Gyeonghwa» (South Korea)
In the area of ​​South Korea Jinhae (Jinhae) 340000 growing cherry trees. During their flowering they create strikingly beautiful picture with falling petals. For this reason, the railway station «Gyeonghwa», which was made this image, is a popular tourist attraction.




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