Express Madeira-Mamoré by Duda Arraes on Flickr.
@ Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil, South America.
The Railway Madeira-Mamoré was built to connect the rubber extraction in the Amazon region with the bigger coastal cities and ports of Brazil. Many immigrants from all continents came to Brazil for the construction and thousands died from the tropical diseases.
Nowadays, this raildroad is completely abandoned…
Blackpool is the Mecca of awesome trams, operating since 1885, and one of the only places where you can ride double-decker trolleys besides Hong Kong and Alexandria. If you’re stuck on my side of the pond you can ride an open-boat tram from Blackpool in San Francisco on the F line.
[Terry Pinnegar on Flickr]