The World's longest passenger train. (Sahara!)

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The World's longest passenger train. (Sahara!)

Post by David Benton » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:52 pm

"Since 1963, Mauritania’s 2km-long Train du Desert has carried iron ore and brave passengers 704km across the Sahara Desert."
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2019090 ... the-sahara
Considering the alternatives, a dusty bus or truck trip 100s of k's longer , or maye the ubiquitous bush taxi, the "cinq cent quatre" in former French colonies , (Peugeot 504 in my travelling days, but the name applied to any car used for bush taxi service), this is probably a good option for locals.
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