Railway systems and train stations
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Railways':
Al-Hijr The archaeolgoical area of Al hijr (and thus the inscribed area too) includes remains of the Hejaz railway which the Saudis offer as a "Historic Site" (Restored and unrestored locomotives, Station, Railway shed etc). The Railway is NOT included in the justification criteria though it gets 3 pages of description in the nomination file and its existance is mentioned by ICOMOS.Alto Douro the construction of the Douro railway line (1873-87) encouraged this expansion (AB ev)Aranjuez Railway station (1851), on the first railway line in Spain, from Madrid to AranjuezAuschwitz Birkenau Australian Convict Sites First railway in Australia (Port Arthur)Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Hills Tramroad completed 1817 (Horsedrawn on iron rails)Blenheim Palace Toy train railway and stationBordeaux Gare Saint Jean and its Rail Bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel Budapest Continental Europe's first underground railwayChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus City of Bath Railway elements within the City Centre, among which: Bath Spa Railway station (built in 1840). An interesting aside is the fact that this site and others in Bath are ALSO included within the UK T List site of "Great Western Railway Paddington to Bristol Selected parts" Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape "A high-quality transport network involving canals, railways and tramways connecting mines to ports was constructed in the early 19th century. This included ... tramways and railways at Poldice Plateway, Redruth & Chasewater Railway, Liskeard & Caradon Railway and the East
Cornwall Mineral Railway."Derwent Valley Mills ; linkFalun Great Copper Mountain Old Railway inside the mine Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station (1934), one of the most important landmarks in Italy?s modern architectureGreat Smoky Mountains Little River RailroadHumberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Remains of railway line that joined
Santa Laura to HumberstoneKarlskrona Old Railway to the Naval Port under the City SquareKasbah of Algiers The algiers Metro is currently being extended under the Kasbah; linkLa Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle Le Locle (station with murals)Mountain Railways of India
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin 3 railway stations for heavy transport were built (AB ev)Oporto Sao Bento's StationParis, Banks of the Seine Mus?e d'Orsay is housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay.Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Ruabon Brook Railway branch at Trevor Basin: Narrow-gauge railway track and siding on the west side of Trevor Basin for a railway-canal interchange. Plus Ruabon Brook Railway pier and Railway buildings, Bryn-Howel railway bridge, Plās-Ifan Limestone Railway wharf and Sun Trevor limestone railway wharf, Chirk Railway ViaductPortovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands The area was almost inaccessible, except by sea, until
the Genoa-La Spezia railway was built in the l870s (AB ev)Potsdam Kaiserbahnhof PotsdamPrague
Central Station and Masaryk's StationQuebrada de Humahuaca The valley is crossed by an early 20th century railway (now defunct)Rhaetian Railway Rio de Janeiro Corcovado Rack Railway; linkSemmering Railway Serra de Tramuntana Train from Palma to Soller ; linkSewell Mining Town Rail was the only means of transport (besides on foot), station and tracks still existSt. Petersburg Leningrad - Pavlovsk railwaySwiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch JungfraubahnVienna Karlsplatz Stadbahn Station and StadtbahnWachau Cultural Landscape WachaubahnZollverein
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