RailPictures.Net Photo: Re 4/4 II 11231 SBB Re 4/4 II at Iselle di Trasquera, Italy by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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Simplon Tunnel (more..)
Iselle di Trasquera, Italy (more..)
December 29, 1983
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Picture taken with permission, as I was accompanied by a railroad agent. This is the south portal of the Simplon Tunnel, in Italy. The Simplon tunnel is made of 2 parallel tunnels. It is followed by a short 2-track tunnel before the line reaches the small station of Iselle di Trasquera, and enters another tunnel, the 2968 m long Varzo spiral tunnel. The Simplon tunnel is 19,823 meters long and remained the longest tunnel in the world for 76 years (between 1906 and 1982). It was inaugurated as a single-track tunnel. The second tube was opened in 1921.
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