700 Mile Railway across the Sahara

As I mentioned in an earlies post I have been reading a lot about the people who came to Egypt and built the pyramids. In one of the many “things” I have read was a reference to a railway that runs more than 400 miles across the Sahara in Mauritania.  Mauritania is a huge country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. At more than 430 miles long, the Mauritania Railway has been transporting iron ore across the blistering heat of the Sahara Desert since 1963.

I have NO wish to ride this railroad. You’ll see why when you watch the vid: []Click on the vid ro read the “script.]