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|Baldwin Street is the steepest street in the world. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is approximately 1:2.86 (19° or 35%) - that is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation rises by 1 metre.|
|This is the beginning of the cog railway up to Pikes Peak, CO. Tallest one in the world, at one stage the train is on such an angle that the top and the bottom of the train is equivalent in height to a three story building (don't stand up!)|
You can see "two" trains here as they actually go up as separate carriages.
|Courchevel's airport has a certain degree of infamy in the aviation industry as home to one of the shortest runways in the world, with a length of 525 metres and a gradient of 18.5% in order to help slow landing aircraft.|
This airport was used in the opening scene of the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies" with Pierce Brosnan.
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|Alashankou railway station is a railway station in the Alataw Pass. It is on the north Xinjiang branch of the Lanxin railway.|
The station is located 2358.376 km of Lanxin railway. It is the only railway port in western China.
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|Hythe Station on Kent's world famous miniature steam railway. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway first opened in 1927. It runs from Hythe to Dungeness (the site of a nuclear power station).||01/16/2006||388|
|The City & South London Railway (C&SLR), is considered to be the first real deep-level "tube" railway in the world. Today, the core part of the line forms the Bank branch of the Northern Line of the London Underground network.|
Built under the supervision of James Henry Greathead, it was opened officially between Stockwell and King William Street (near Monument) on 4 November 1890.
|The current Beijing South Railway Station (Chinese: 北京南站; pinyin: Běijīng Nán Zhàn) is a new and massive railway station on the south side of Beijing that opened on August 1, 2008. The new station replaced the old Beijing South Station, also known as the Yongdingmen Railway Station before 1988, which stood 500 m away and operated from 1897 to 2006. The new ...||08/04/2009||620|
|The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway.|
The GCR is currently Britain's only double track mainline heritage railway, with 5.25 miles (8.45 km) of working double track, period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock. It runs for 8.25 miles (13.28 km) in total from the large mar...
|The Bergen Line (Norwegian: Bergensbanen), also called the Bergen Railway, is a 496 kilometer (308 miles) standard gauge single track railway line in Norway between Bergen and Oslo. It is the highest mainline railway line in Northern Europe, crossing the Hardangervidda mountain plateau at 1.237 metres (4,060 feet) above sea level. The first part of the railway from Bergen to Voss, the Voss Line...||12/30/2009||1,601|
|Railway sidings at Kineton army camp in Warwickshire, one of the UKs largest non public railway systems||11/03/2007||743|
|The Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (literally, Dutch Railway Museum) is the Dutch national railway museum. Established in 1927, it has since 1954 been housed in a former station in Utrecht, known as the Malibaan. In 2004 it underwent a major renovation project.||09/17/2006||370|
|The Borovnica viaduct, sadly no longer standing, was built in 1856 on the Südbahn or Southern Railway, the first railway line linking Vienna to Trieste. It was one of the most imposing bridges ever built in Slovenia and in its day one of the most imposing bridge structures the world had ever seen. The only bridge larger than the Borovnica viaduct was the Göltzschtal viaduct at near Plauen in Ge...||12/14/2007||1,168|