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The World’s Scariest Cable Cars

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Some people are absolutely petrified by the very mention of cable cars, and who can blame them? The concept of two points being connected by a thin wire, with a rather peculiar looking gondola hanging down precariously underneath is rather unsettling. Especially when the wind picks up and the gondola…

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The Grandest Railway Stations in the World

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There is something comforting about starting a long journey from a railway terminal. How many famous journeys have been undertaken by rail, and the development of railway terminals has become grander and more affluent. Some of the great railway stations around the world are almost like cathedrals and are so…

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Crazy ways to travel

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There are usual ways to travel by car, by plane, bus or other vehicle, but there are also crazy methods and equally mad people who invent them and use them. Let’s investigate couple of these and why they are called that. The shortest railway in the world is built for…

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The History of the Cable Car

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The Cable Car was invented in America in 1873 by a gentleman called Andrew Smith Hallidie. The idea of developing a means of transportation to service the hilly terrain of San Francisco had been puzzling transportation gurus for decades. Hallidie based his invention of early mining contraptions that used a…

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The American Stagecoach

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The American stagecoach is one of the most iconic images of conjuring up ideas of the Wild-West in the 1800’s. Vast plains were conquered by these incredible carriages and their valiant drivers, pulled by a team of big and strong horses. Stagecoaches got their name from England, where the forefathers…

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A Brief History of the Orient Express

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Perhaps one of the most romantic forms of travel is by train; ever since the steam locomotive was invented, trains with exotic names such as The Flying Scotsman, Rajadhani Express and Indian Pacific conjure up vivid images of clouds of smoke billowing behind a roaring engine, clattering along a metal…

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Waking and cycling as a means of travel

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In a number of modern day societies walking to a destination is often seen as a last resort. There are so many other options available that the thought of using one’s own feet and utilizing the most natural form of transport, is the last thing on people’s minds. Yet in…

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Transport by motorcycle

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The motorbike is an extremely popular method of transport. It is often a method used by young people before they purchase their first car, and today it is popular in developing world countries where motorbike ownership far exceeds car ownership. It was first produced in 1894 by the German company…

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