The Transandine Railway
|Image: Umatilla Station, Public Domain|
It opened in 1910, and in doing so, cut travel time from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina from 11 days to just 36 hours.
|Map of the line.|
Despite the engineering marvel, the railway was never a commercial success, and as such, east of Rio Blanco, Chile, the line has been closed and dismantled since 1984, although proposals still remain to reopen the line.
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