Amazing Railway From Part Of China To High Altitude Tibet’s Lhasa, Conquering Extreme Environment

Rail attendant. On a slow train from Xining to...

Rail attendant. On a slow train from Xining to Lhasa (Tibet, China). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let put all of our political differences aside, because an engineering feat should not be politicized.  The Chinese had successfully built amazing railway from part of China to Tibet’s Lhasa, and their people and world visitors have been enjoying this railway so far.  Why is this amazing?  To build up to Tibet’s Lhasa, the railway workers had endured extreme conditions such as extreme cold, high altitude sickness, and hosts of other problems.  Furthermore, the environment in which the railway had to be built was very challenging such as how to conquer permafrost so the railway would not succumb to the contraction and expanding of the ground in which the railway had to be built upon.  The Chinese solved the extreme problems by combining ingenious low tech and high tech, and the result is a railway that built like no other.  Check out this amazing feat in the YouTube video right after the break.

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