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    Highest Railway line in the world

    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.

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    Default Tibetan Railway...

    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)

    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....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Naaaaaaah, do not be alarmed...

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    38"56'55.66 N; 92"19'30.45 W

    Smile To be more specific

    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.
    Do unto others as you would want them to do to you. How in the hell did this get to google search???

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