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World’s Steepest Railroad – Testament that Fun Is Important Too

Positive Future #28 (Feature photo – The new Stoosbahn – CCA SA 4.0 International)

While serious news about economics and bad behavior fill our media, there are some fun things out there. Replacing an older rail trip up to a Swiss mountain resort, engineers have built the steepest railway in the world, climbing over 4,500 feet at a grade of over 45 percent.

The round passenger compartments always maintain a level interior so people do not have to strain with the steep elevation climb. The train holds 34 passengers upright all the time. The project cost about $53 million USD and officials evaluated 15 different options before deciding on the final one.

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