Backer Wolff GmbH

headquarters : Zum Lonnenhohl 11 

  D-44 319 Dortmund   Tel. + 49 (2 31) 56 55 78 40   Fax + 49 (2 31) 56 55 78 47

e-mail: info@weichenheizung.de

A railway on the top of the world

The Golmud Lhasa section

New track total length ( Golmud - Lhasa ) 1142 kilometers

965 kilometers of that in hights above 4000 meters altitude

550 kilometer of permafrost area

Golmud alt. 3080m - Tanggula alt. 5072m - Lhasa alt. 3590m

earthquakes - thunderstorms - temperatures even below -45°C

286 bridges - 10 tunnels - 67000 persons permanent employment

more than 4,36 billion US $

 

Leaves of snow and ice between stock-rail and switch-blade, lost by passing trains

Melting result after 7 minutes of heating, at a surrounding temperature of -15°C

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