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Known as one of the most beautiful railway journeys, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway started operating on this day in 2006.

autos Updated: Jul 01, 2010 00:25 IST

Known as one of the most beautiful railway journeys, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway started operating on this day in 2006. The 1956 km-long railway line includes the Tanggula Pass, which, at 5,072m (16,640 feet) above sea level, is the world’s highest rail track. The 1,338m Fenghuoshan tunnel is the highest rail tunnel in the world at 4,905 m above sea level.