The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

I would say

... something about tunnels and trains, but this is a family-friendly blog. Still, this is a really nifty feat of engineering!

Switzerland has opened the world's longest rail tunnel on land - the 34-kilometre (21-mile) Loetschberg tunnel under the Alps.

It will cut the journey time between Germany and Italy by at least a third.

It is set to be fully operational in December, and will eventually handle about 42 passenger trains and up to 80 freight trains daily.

A prior record-holder should be familiar to those of us in Northern Virginia--The Paw Paw tunnel, located on the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal weighs in at roughly 1/24th the size of the Swiss marvel.


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