The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
World's Longest Railway
World's Longest Railway.
Kowloon, in China, may soon be linked by rail with Calais, France, to make the world's longest railway track. The task of completing the 240 miles of railway on the Canton-Hankow route will occupy five years of work. In 1905 the Peking-Hankow line was completed, and later railway tracks were constructed south of Hankow and north of Canton. The final stretch will complete the chain of track from Calais to South China, to make the world's longest railway.
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