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pdlethbridge
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« on: June 22, 2008, 11:05:40 AM »

Somewhere in the United States, you can go over 70 miles without making a turn. where is it?
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 12:13:25 PM »

US 50, Nevada?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 12:26:00 PM »

It's in North Carolina on the "A-line" of CSXT, formerly the main line of the Atlantic Coast Line. Rode it in 1991 on a CSXT OCS.  Cool
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 02:37:23 PM »

another winner!
" Between Laurel Hill and Acme, CSX's line doesn't stray off course for 78 miles. Stand at grade crossing along the route and the headlight of the oncoming train is visible for several minutes before it comes near. Watch from the small town of Maxton."
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 02:38:45 PM »

When I saw this I said, Na, its got to be out west some where
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 01:07:12 PM »

FWIW, the longest piece of straight track in the world is in Australia--something over 300 miles! Shocked
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 05:57:45 PM »

If you look at it from the side, its shaped like a boomerang!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 08:18:35 PM »

Besides on the old Seaboard Air Line (where they got the name) there was the D&RGW"s line up the San Luis Valley in Colorado, a stretch between Alamosa and Salida.  You can still see the grade.  
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