Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Railways map
It's a birds' world at dusk by an old railway in the woods
theguardian.com - 6/7/2012 7:37:40 PM
On this soft evening under grey clouds we passed frothing cow parsley and fields laced with buttercups to join the old railway line that is now the South Tyne Trail. Remnants of stonework, a crumbled platform and steps leading nowhere gave the shaded track ...
What was wrong with just going to his local? Father visits every railway station themed-pub in Britain during five year tour of the country
Daily Mail - 6/25/2013 12:03:26 PM
‘I have never seen the appeal of collecting train numbers but I think that over the last few years ... during the 19th century, a new generation of railway pubs on and adjacent to stations became the successors to coaching inns, for which ...
The World's Richest Countries
Forbes - 2/22/2012 11:30:45 PM
The Persian Gulf emirate of 1.7 million people ranks as the world’s richest country per capita ... without overreaching as much as nearby Dubai. Qatar has lured multinational financial firms to the country, as well as satellite campuses ...
Pakistan offers road, rail routes to all regional countries: Saad
Business Recorder - 12/10/2013 12:04:38 PM
LAHORE: Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Tuesday that Pakistan was ready to offer its road and rail routes to all regional countries including China, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Bangladesh and up to Central Asia. He was talking ...
World's most beautiful railway stations
Rediff - 2/27/2013 8:04:00 AM
Conde Nast Traveler lists some of the world's most beautiful stations ... Liege-Guillemins railway station is the main station of the city of Liege, the third largest city in Belgium. It is one of the most important hubs in the country and is one of ...
China, CEE countries eye enhanced infrastructure cooperation with new railway
The Global Times - 11/26/2013 11:16:49 AM
China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are seeking better collaboration ... to benefit passengers and cargo transporters. China now has the world's second-largest railway network with the longest mileage of high-speed railway, Li said ...
Which country has the largest railway network in the World?
India Times - 1/15/2005 11:57:41 PM
The US has the largest railway system in the world - about 240,000 km connecting 48 continental states. That is enough track to circle the Earth five times. Russia (154,000 km) and Canada (72,961 km) follow. India comes fifth with 62,658 km of ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 4:53:59 AM
Launched in November 2012, the program targets high net-worth ... Sydney as the world's best. But for all the roses, there are also thorns -- and Australians pay for what they get. The country has a 45% personal income tax rate, according ...
Complex railway system
Shields Gazette - 12/10/2013 9:19:59 AM
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Slow train to a lost Britain: discovering a magical world barely changed since the golden age of rail
Daily Mail - 4/2/2010 9:53:59 PM
Of course, Britain’s railways haven’t really been like ... Gotterdammerung of railway lines. There are intimate insights, too, that can be experienced only from a train. Such as the tantalising glimpse of the final overs of a village cricket ...
Railway maps of the world: bringing people together
BBC Online - 5/8/2011 11:59:43 PM
With a striking collection of hundreds of above ground rail maps, Railway Maps of the World, published by Viking, is the first book to show modern day railway networks from every country.
The North Eastern Railway in the First World War (From York Press)
The Press in York - 11/18/2013 11:29:17 PM
A new history of the North Eastern Railway in the First World War will be published later this month ... But when the Great War broke out, like all other railways in the country, it came under Government control. That meant additional wartime demands ...
Kenya: 2 Countries Plan Railway
New York Times - 1/6/2009 11:53:40 PM
Kenya and Uganda plan to build a new railway from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to cope with increased trade among the East African countries and their landlocked neighbors, officials said. The two countries are now served by a meter-gauge ...
Indian Railways- World's 8th Biggest Employer
Silicon India - 9/19/2011 11:40:58 AM
Big Companies or large organizations are boon to country's economy as the rate of employment increases and it increases the scope of productivity. Economists traced 10 largest employers in the world. Here is the list if top 10 biggest employers in the world.