The Longest Train in the World.

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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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