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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 138 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 15, 2015 04:45PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 138 (International) - 07/15/15


This day in Railroad History

July 15, 1913
The crews building the San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad Co. 920 ft tunnel near Fredericksburg, Texas "holed through." Workers were paid an average of 50 cents a day and took four months to burrow through the limestone from each end of the 2,300-foot Big Hill. The line to San Antonio was abandoned in the late 1930s. Today it is part of the 16-acre Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area, and thousands of people visit in the summer months to see the show put on by the millions of Mexican free-tailed bats that inhabit the tunnel. When the bats emerge at dusk they turn into a dark swirling mass so intense it can show up on weather radar as a rainstorm. The whirring wings sound like a breeze whipping through the trees.
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Feasibility study for Vietnam-Laos railway
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