If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

The world's longest intact disused train tracks

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by BigJim, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. BigJim

    BigJim New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Hello there,
    I was wondering what some of the longest intact (or mostly intact), but disused (or rarely used) train tracks/railroads around the world would be?
    Are there some lines of great length that have been maintained, even though they're no longer used commercially?
    I'm asking only for the sake of interest, but would love to know if anyone has any ideas.

    Cheers
     
  2. marshall5

    marshall5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,578
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Location:
    i.o.m
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    U.P.'s Tennessee Pass line in Colorado?
    Ray.
     
  3. Ploughman

    Ploughman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,002
    Likes Received:
    1,973
    Occupation:
    Ex a lot of things.
    Location:
    Near where the 3 Ridings meet
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I would be wondering about somewhere in Chile or Argentina maybe.
     
  4. D1039

    D1039 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,013
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Snap. Some years ago I followed a route in a coach from Santiago to Mendoza for several hours

    Patrick
     
  5. ianh

    ianh New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    114
    Occupation:
    Farmer -
    Location:
    Brecon In Wettest Wales
    Columbia.... Narrow gauge as well ;-)
     
  6. 60044

    60044 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    756
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I'm pretty sure I've seen lines in New England that haven't seen trains for a very long time!
     
  7. garth manor

    garth manor Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,070
    Likes Received:
    244
    West Somerset ?
     
    weltrol and flying scotsman123 like this.

Share This Page