Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Gornergratbahn, opened in 1898 after 2 years of construction, is a 5.6-mile or 9.3 km metre-gauge mountain rack railway linking the resort village of Zermatt, situated a mile (1.6 km) above sea level, to the summit of the Gornergrat at an altitude of 10,134 ft (3.09 km) which makes the Gornergratbahn the second highest railway in Europe after the Jungfraubahn (also in Switzerland), and the highest open-air railway in Europe. It was the first electric rack railway to be built in Switzerland. Electrification is 725 Volts, 50 Hz, 3-phase AC.
At the end of the line the Matterhorn is visible on a clear day and features in most promotional photos.
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Monday, October 20, 2014
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Internet trolls residing in the UK could face up to two years in jail under new laws, British Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to "take a stand against a baying cyber-mob". Mr Grayling was speaking days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online abuse, which Mr Grayling described as "crude and degrading". Independent article
Those who indulge in this have mental health issues and nearly all are physically harmless cowards. Although they think they are anonymous, they are usually easy to trace. Even we haven't been exempt, although it has been very easy to deal with. For those with vulnerable personalities, particularly teenagers, however, we can easily appreciate the distress it causes.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Pic from this blog, which has over 200 Cuban railway pics
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