Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: No Turns

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

The world's longest stretch of straight railroad track crosses Australia's Nullarbor plain. Across the flat desert, the track travels for just over 297 miles without so much as the slightest curve. It is traversed by the transcontinental train the Indian Pacific, which runs from Sydney to Perth and back twice a week.

1 comment:

Matt Fisher said...

Yup. And it's standard gauge. In Australia, there are actually three types of rail gauges.