View Full Version : Railway Golmud Lasa (1st segment) discussion

06-16-2006, 06:23 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile18617/Railway-Golmud-Lasa--(1st-segment).htm>Railway Golmud Lasa (1st segment)</a></b><br><br>The route will pass through remote areas of high intensity<br />
earthquakes, low temperature and atmospheric pressure.<br />
Approximately 780 km (485 mi) of the line will be laid at<br />
an elevation of 4,500-5,000 m (14,765-16,405 ft), with the<br />
highest point reaching 5,072 m (16,641 ft) at the Dangla<br />
(Ch: Tanggula) Mountain pass. At elevations in excess<br />
of 4,000 m (13,124 ft), the low oxygen content causes<br />
high failure rates of combustion engines and machinery,<br />
high/low tension electric equipment, and can have serious<br />
effects on human health.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/611580ADMIN.jpg>