The Longest Train in the World.

This train, which carries iron ore from Zouerate to the coast at Nouadhibou, Mauritania, is the longest train in the world. It's 1.86 mile or 3 kilometer long! Try to avoid getting stuck waiting for the train to cross!

Links: Adventures of Mauritania - more at Fogonazos (including a YouTube clip of the train!) - Thanks aberron!


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Nah ... you're way off beam pal.

The longest train in the world is the BHP iron ore train ... record is 7.353 km .. pulled by 8 diesel electrics ... 682 loaded ore wagons , 275 kms to Port Headland Australia, June 21st 2001.

Your train is just a little feller. Get a real train !
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I know that they build longer trains out of Long Beach, CA. I used to work rail operations at Pier J in Long Beach, and we used to build 3+ miles of double-stacked 40'container trains. We had 12 staging tracks that were each 1/4 of a mile long, and since moving over to Pier 400 they have 12 1/2 mile staging tracks, with another 6 storage tracks that are each 1 1/4 mile long.

Driving from LA to Las Vegas you regularly come across these trains heading eastward.
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