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    Best way to shoot animals, beats a gun any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post


    All the major rail tracks in Europe.
    What is the line going right across the Baltic Sea?

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    ^^ All roads may lead to Rome, but all train tracks seem to lead to the Czech Republic and Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    What is the line going right across the Baltic Sea?
    Is there a ferry line owned by a rail company??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    What is the line going right across the Baltic Sea?
    Well spotted, I was going to suggest rail ferry but Skkin got that; scratches on the compiler's screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    ^^ All roads may lead to Rome, but all train tracks seem to lead to the Czech Republic and Germany.
    Germany does appear to be well endowed, no wonder she pwns Europe.

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    I did see something the other day about a project being approved for a high speed rail tunnel under the Baltic between Estonia and Finland. China is putting 15 billion Euro into the project. Will be the longest undersea rail tunnel when complete.

    It was in the Independent I think...here it is:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8818896.html

    An ambitious plan to build a vast railway tunnel under the Baltic Sea to connect Finland and Estonia looks set to go ahead after the project secured €15 billion in funding.

    The tunnel, which is supported by both countries’ governments, would connect the Finnish capital of Helsinki with the Estonian capital of Tallinn – cutting a two to three hour ferry crossing to just 20 minutes by train.

    If completed the infrastructure would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world, eclipsing the Channel Tunnel that connects England with northern France.

    The new funding comes from Chinese investment Touchstone Capital Partners, with one third provided as private equity and two thirds as debt financing, according to a memorandum of understanding signed with developers. Late last year the project also secured a €100m investment from Dubai-based ARJ Holding.

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    ^ yeah, but that line is not between Finland and Estonia if i recall correctly.

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    ^no, it's not. Just saying there will be a rail line across(under) the Baltic in the future. Maybe...

    Defimitely not as long as "that line" though.

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    ^ Puts things in perspective. wow!

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    Is it real? How old are those trees?

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    Yeah. I've visited Sequoia National Park in California and can attest that those are some enormous trees.

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    ...^redwoods and sequoias are among the oldest and largest organisms on earth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...^redwoods and sequoias are among the oldest and largest organisms on earth...
    thx cliffy.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Yeah. I've visited Sequoia National Park in California and can attest that those are some enormous trees.
    I've read about it but never seen it with that presentation.

    Just astounded by it.

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    Great post, heightens perspective, can't be easy to take yourself seriously under one of those monsters.

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