Saturday, 28 August 2010
I wasn't expecting to see any railway tracks in Greenland. As I've mentioned before, most of the towns aren't even linked by road - let alone by rail.
So imagine my surprise to get off the boat in a tiny almost-ghost-town, now inhabited only in the summer, and find this:
The line runs from the harbour to a disused fish factory. It's clearly been out of use for some time, but in its heyday (if a small railway line can be said to have had a heyday!) it had points and a turning circle, even its own signal box.
I love travelling by train, and this was a fun - and unexpected - discovery. But I'm not enough of a train geek to know whether this could be in the running for the shortest train line in the world...?