Tuesday, August 30, 2016
For the country's 950 mm gauge line into the mountains. Info here
(John Brantley pics from the late 1940s)
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According to a BBC news item, Italy has received 112,000 economic migrants this year, 50% up on last year. These migrants mostly make a long land journey through Libya as Egyptian security forces try to prevent them from using Egypt as a transit route to Europe or Israel.
The International Organization for Migration says there are a further 275,000 migrants in Libya waiting to travel. Overall, about 284,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year.
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Monday, August 29, 2016
The railway is the S shape pretty much in the lower centre. The CN line was later built on the opposite side of the river through the more difficult ground.
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