Three historic railways comprise a World Heritage site recognizing their importance in trade and technological development. Still in use today, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and Kalka Shimla Railway were all begun or completed in the 19th century.
Australia... The Katoomba Railway. world's steepest railway, with a maximum gradient of 52 degrees. Kuranda Scenic Railway takes passengers from Cairns to Kuranda, with views of rain forests, ravines, waterfalls and Barron Gorge National Park.
China to put Russia on fast track to high-speed rail- Nikkei Asian Review TOKYO -- A planned $10 billion Russian high-speed rail system is a key project covered under the strengthened cooperation that Russia and China agreed asia.nikkei.com