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100 Years of the Simplon Tunnel (1998)

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Robert Brookes speaking to Christian Kräuchi of the Swiss Railways about the building of the Simplon Tunnel (audio from 1998).

100 Years of the Simplon Tunnel (1998)

In 1898, work began on the Simplon Rail Tunnel, one of the great achievements in alpine engineering. Linking Switzerland to Italy, it took six-and-a-half years to build and offered the shortest route between Paris and Milan.

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