Afghanistan finally embraces the railroad

March 15, 2012

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Afghanistan has just opened its first major railroad and is planning a half dozen more.

Afghanistan is virtually unique in the world for its long history of preventing the construction of a railway system. However, that seems to be changing. The war-torn country recently completed its first major railroad project. Several more are in the works. Jared Nolan of War News Radio explores Afghanistan’s belated embrace of rail transportation.   


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