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Train Tracks: Encouraging Growth

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Train Tracks: Encouraging Growth

Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come. –Martini, “Under the Tuscan Sun” Hearing this quote in a yoga class caught my attention. I did a little more research, and found that the Semmering Railway was the genius of engineer Carl Ritter von Ghega who started thinking about building this railway in 1842, before any train at that time could possibly traverse such a steep grade. Twelve years, 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts...

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