Railway systems and train stations

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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 Aranjuez
Atapuerca The 3 main caves of Grand Dolina, Galeria and Elefante were first discovered when a railway cutting ("Trinchera") was made through the limestone between 1896 ad 1901. See -
Auschwitz 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 station
Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean and its Rail Bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel
Budapest Continental Europe's first underground railway
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Yoho NP: Canadian Pacific Railway
Chaîne des Puys Panoramique des Dômes train to the summit of the Puy de Dôme
Chhatrapati 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
Falun 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 architecture
Forth Bridge it's a passenger and freight rail bridge
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Depot, also known as Grand Canyon Railroad Station, was constructed in 1909-10 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in what is now Grand Canyon National Park. It is one of three remaining railroad depots in the United States built with logs as the primary structure material. (wiki)
Grand Pré A railway was also built along the coastal zone (1869), close to Old French Road. It was in use up until 2008 and the track is still in place (AB ev)
Great Smoky Mountains Little River Railroad
Great Spa Towns of Europe "Railways were also extended to spa towns to promote better access and increased visitation (several spa railway stations are included, for example Bad Ems, with its associated station quarter of hotels and villas)." "Bath Spa railway station by Isambard Kingdom Brunel was opened for Bristol traffic in 1840 and London traffic a year later." (Nomination File, p. 33, 291)
Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergutbahn
Hegra 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.
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Remains of railway line that joined Santa Laura to Humberstone
Ironbridge Gorge Early horse-drawn tramways, replaced by a private standard-gauge railway network in the 2nd half of the 19th century
Karlskrona Old Railway to the Naval Port under the City Square
Kasbah of Algiers The Metro Station under the Place des Martyrs was inaugurated on 9 April 2018
La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle Le Locle (station with murals)
Lake District Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - a heritage steam railway
Machu Picchu Part of the Railway track lies within the core zone
Mountain Railways of India
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes "The digging of a railway line in 1867 cut through 25 mining shafts and is the origin of the discovery of the site".(UNESCO). The line ran from Mons to Chimay and is now closed but its line runs across the site)
Nice Nice-Ville station and the former Gare des chemins de fer de Provence (Gare du Sud) (Nomination file, p. 102, 124)
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin 3 railway stations for heavy transport were built (AB ev)
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto "railway network linking the mines to the coastal facilities"
Oporto Sao Bento's Station
Paris, Banks of the Seine Mus?e d'Orsay is housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay.
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Atocha railway station
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, Plâs-Ifan Limestone Railway wharf and Sun Trevor limestone railway wharf, Chirk Railway Viaduct
Portovenere, 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 Potsdam
Prague Central Station and Masaryk's Station
Quebrada de Humahuaca The valley is crossed by an early 20th century railway (now defunct)
Rammelsberg and Goslar At Rammelsberg
Rhaetian Railway
Rio de Janeiro Corcovado Rack Railway
Rjukan / Notodden two railways lines
Salzburg In 1515, Cardinal Matthäus Lang wrote a description of the Reisszug, a funicular railway at the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Austria. The line originally used wooden rails and a hemp haulage rope and was operated by human or animal power, through a treadwheel.[8] The line still exists and is operational, although in updated form and is possibly the oldest operational railway (wiki)
Semmering Railway
Serra de Tramuntana Train from Palma to Soller
Sewell Mining Town Rail was the only means of transport (besides on foot), station and tracks still exist
St. Petersburg Leningrad - Pavlovsk railway
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Jungfraubahn
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine Adolph Shaft Waterworks : "coal railway survive[s]"(AB ev)
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Numerous old tramway routes and 3 operational railways. Llyn Padern, Ffedtioniog and Tal-y Llyn railway
Trans-Iranian Railway
Vatican City The Holy See has a 300 m long railway with a station (including a 100m "Headshunt" tunnel). Opened in 1934, it was intended for Popes and freight! On Saturdays since 2014 a full day tour includes the Vatican and a tourist train journey from Stazione Città del Vaticano to Alabni Laziale for a visit to the Villa Barbarini (but returning to Roma San Pietro) - the only opportunity to travel on the World's shortest National Railway
Vienna Karlsplatz Stadbahn Station and Stadtbahn
Wachau Cultural Landscape Wachaubahn
Wet Tropics of Queensland The Kuranda Scenic Railway passes through the Barron Gorge National Park
Žatec – Landscape of Hops "The railway station at Trnovany, with several hundred metres of railway line currently not in use, dates from 1878. The line was used to transport hops to the processing sites and warehouses in Žatec, and workers to the fields." (AB ev)


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