April 20, 2008
BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART:
Rail line links London with Bangladesh (Dean Nelson, 4/20/08, Times of London)
RAIL enthusiasts with a sense of adventure and 23 days to spare will be able to travel by train from London to Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, when a new link opens later this year.
The 7,000-mile Trans-Asia railway will follow one of the old Silk Roads through Istanbul, Tehran, Lahore and Delhi.
It is already being described by train buffs as “the world’s greatest railway journey” and will be longer than the Trans-Siberian railway, which spans 5,772 miles.
That's very nearly worth violating the State Border Rule for. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2008 1:42 PM