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August 16, 2006

Tangula — World's Highest Train Station


Above, a June 20, 2006 photograph taken by Joe Chan for Reuters.

The Atlantic magazine thought so highly of this picture that it devoted two full facing pages to it in its current (September) issue.

Below, the station.


Sina.com's legend for the top photo: "A man walks on the platform of Tangula Railway Station — the world's highest railway station at 5,068 meters (16,628 feet) above sea level — along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, west China's Qinghai Province, June 20, 2006."

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I like knowing this for, say, Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, or another truth-telling moment.

Posted by: Mb | Aug 16, 2006 9:36:06 PM

I'll bet the Tibetans aren't happy about it. Just think how much more quickly China can move the troops in now.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Aug 16, 2006 5:04:36 PM

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