Zermatt The "slowest express train in the world" comprises comfortable air-conditioned panorama coaches, with observation windows offering breathtaking views of the impressive Alpine landscape. From the depths of the Rhine Gorge up to the 2033 Oberalp Pass, the Glacier Express has for more than 80 years borne witness to some of the proudest pioneering feats of Alpine railway engineering – including no fewer than 91 tunnels and 291 bridges.
US Railways Were Built with Slave LaborSlaves "formed the backbone of the South's railway labor force of track repairmen, station helpers, brakemen, firemen & sometimes even enginemen," , according to historian Walter Licht. Norfolk Southern declines to confirm ownership of individual rail lines from the 19th century but says it owns "80% or more" of the 39 identified by Kornweibel. It won't comment on whether the lines were built and run with slave labor or related questions.