26 Hours on a Saharan Freight Train

 

News article: 26 Hours on a Saharan Freight Train

MORE THAN A mile long and consisting of 200 freight cars, Mauritania’s Train du Desert is one of the 

  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Just loved this post how spectacular the scenery and the journey and what a magic trip it would be.

Hard to believe this still goes on but I guess Africa is the place it would happen.

26 Hours on a Saharan Freight Train

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
WTF?!? This photo won "Worlds best travel photo"?

I've got a dozen just like that from travelling pass in the rear loco at work...

  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
I read the linked BBC Travel article too - must be an amazing journey. If the train's run continuously since 1963 that's a real tribute to the operators given the volatile nature of that part the world.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
There must be other such journeys of this ilk I recall something similar on the metre gauge lines in Morocco.
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Plenty of YouTube clips of people travelling on this. Very entertaining for something I wouldn't do.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
All things are relative of course, but I'd prefer any seat before a burrow in an iron ore heap.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
All things are relative of course, but I'd prefer any seat before a burrow in an iron ore heap.
Valvegear
You don't have too if you cough up enough $$$


or for something cheeper Laughing


  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
All things are relative of course, but I'd prefer any seat before a burrow in an iron ore heap.
You don't have too if you cough up enough $$$


or for something cheeper Laughing


Dangersdan707
I love that second photo. Is that some form of observation car? Or their guards van.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
All things are relative of course, but I'd prefer any seat before a burrow in an iron ore heap.
You don't have too if you cough up enough $$$


or for something cheeper Laughing


I love that second photo. Is that some form of observation car? Or their guards van.
Big J
Car at the tail end of the consist is an old French compartment passenger car from the 30s?, pretty run down and has been there for as long as the railway has operated. The other 2 in it are guards vans. Other Passenger stock is a De-powered Italian EMU Car and 2 Czech passenger cars.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Driver

All things are relative of course, but I'd prefer any seat before a burrow in an iron ore heap.
You don't have too if you cough up enough $$$


or for something cheeper Laughing


I love that second photo. Is that some form of observation car? Or their guards van.
Car at the tail end of the consist is an old French compartment passenger car from the 30s?, pretty run down and has been there for as long as the railway has operated. The other 2 in it are guards vans. Other Passenger stock is a De-powered Italian EMU Car and 2 Czech passenger cars.
Dangersdan707
And a mobile aircraft control tower for when the really wealthy arrive.

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