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GEHFileBot
09-09-2005, 07:15 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5539/Highest-Railway-line-in-the-world.htm>Highest Railway line in the world</a></b><br><br>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!)<br />
You can see &quot;two&quot; trains here as they actually go up as separate carriages.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/88921cog.jpg>

Dom88
09-09-2005, 07:22 PM
Yes it's is high..
But is lower than futur Railway between Golmud (Qinghai) and Lhasa (Tibet).
The highest point is Dangla (Ch: Tanggula) Mountain pass (5072m)
see
http://www.savetibet.org/documents/pdfs/2003RailwayReport.pdf
or
http://www.savetibet.org/documents/pdfs/GolmudLhasaRailwayBooklet.pdf

The route will pass through remote areas of high intensity
earthquakes, low temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Approximately 780 km (485 mi) of the line will be laid at
an elevation of 4,500-5,000 m (14,765-16,405 ft), with the
highest point reaching 5,072 m (16,641 ft) at the Dangla
(Ch: Tanggula) Mountain pass. At elevations in excess
of 4,000 m (13,124 ft), the low oxygen content causes
high failure rates of combustion engines and machinery,
high/low tension electric equipment, and can have serious
effects on human health.

It's probably another chinese invasion....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :confused: :confused: :confused:

War_Peace
09-09-2005, 08:17 PM
Naaaaaaah, do not be alarmed...

Mick Heaven
09-11-2005, 02:56 AM
Maybe I wasn't clear enough, it's the highest cog railway in the world, the Tibetan railway is a normal line, no "third" track and certainly not the incline the cog railway can do.

SpiderX22
09-04-2008, 01:40 AM
StreetView:
http://maps.google.com/maps?layer=c&cbll=38.856184,-104.93099&cbp=1,229.974380179116,,0,8.381979889428624&ie=UTF8&ll=38.856592,-104.931058&spn=0.001437,0.002293&t=h&z=19&panoid=CbbBDME9-2f-gwN6FopcjA