Laurence of Arabia railway restored

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The railway was blown up during the First World War as shown in the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”

Near the tombs of Mada’in Saleh, a station of the famous Hejaz railway has been carefully restored, together with its 1906 locomotives, made in the Rhineland, and is open to the public. This famous railway line was built by the Turks to transport pilgrims from Damascus to Medina in four days instead of the arduous four-month journey across the desert. As shown in the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”, it was blown up during the First World War and the Saudi stretch was never repaired.

From In The Frame

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