Pan-Arab Railway Project

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:20 PM
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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:44 PM

Easy, they'll get out their rotary plows. 

Here's some news, haboobs don't create drifts of a hundreds of feet and a significant part of Saudi Arabia is either rock or solid earth,arid, but not an endless sea of sand  - smart line location and engineering gives the track a solid base

Saudi Railway Organization (now merged with Saudi Railways) was virtually a US railroad overseas.

Saudi Railways Organization - Wikipedia

The only concession needed for Saudi conditions was increased filtration as can be seen on this FP7

Saudi Arabia Railways - class FP7 diesel locomotive Nr. 15… | Flickr

EMD's PR department couldn't resist taking a photo of a Saudi FP7 nose to nose with an Alaskan F7

and SDL50

SAGRO 3501_1984-08-03_SDL50_Riyadh KSA.jpg (813×536)


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Posted by ronrunner on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:55 AM

How are they going to keep the line from being buried under 100 feet of sand in the next major sandstorm?


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Pan-Arab Railway Project
Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, July 9, 2021 9:22 AM

I did not even know this was under construction.    So these new lines are roughly along the Persian Gulf and reach into the country but again do not seem to cross the borders to the West into Jordan, Syria or other countries.    Though it looks like in Saudi Arabia at least one line comes pretty close to the Western border.     Locomotives look like American made models.    Being built to a 125 mph rail passenger service compatible which is also impressive.    Here is the link....


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