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Two turntables in Bydgoszcz, Poland

April 2nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Two turntables in Bydgoszcz

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Main railway station in Prague, Czech

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Main railway station in Prague.

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Stockholm Central Station

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Stockholm Central Station

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The Gare de Lyon, Paris, France

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Gare de Lyon is a major railway station in Paris, France. It is named after the city of Lyon, the final destination of many of the long-distance trains departing from its platforms. In principle the station's SNCF services run to the south and east of France. The station also hosts regional trains, RER and metro lines.

The station was built for the World Exposition of 1900. Built on multiple levels, it is considered a classic example of the architecture of its time. Most notable is the large clock tower atop one corner of the station, similar in style to the clock tower of the UK Houses of Parliament, home to Big Ben.

The station houses a well known restaurant, Le Train Bleu, which has served drinks and meals to travellers and other guests since 1901 in an ornately-decorated setting.

On June 27th 1988, a runaway train crashed into a stationary rush-hour train killing 56 people and injuring a further 55.

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The Gare d’Austerlitz (Austerlitz Station), Paris, France

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Gare d'Austerlitz (Austerlitz Station) is a railway station in Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine in the southwestern part of the city, in the 13th arrondissement. Since the introduction of the TGV Atlantique — served by the Gare Montparnasse — Austerlitz has lost most of its long-distance southwestern services. It is used by some 25 million passengers annually, about half the number passing through Montparnasse.

The station takes its name from the Czech town Slavkov u Brna (German: Austerlitz). Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the superior numbers of the Third Coalition on December 2, 1805 there in the Battle of Austerlitz. In addition to the train station, the warship Austerlitz of the French Navy and the Quai d'Austerlitz in Paris were named memory of this victory.

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The Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France

March 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Gare Montparnasse is a train station located in the Montparnasse area, in the XIVe arrondissement of Paris, France.

The station is used for the trains to West and South West France, and the TGV to Tours, Bordeaux, Nantes. There is also a metro station. There is a high-speed travelator on trial.

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Gare Saint-Lazare railway station, Paris, France

March 8th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Gare Saint-Lazare is Paris' busiest railway station.

St Lazare which was first situated 200m to the North west of its current position and called Embarcadère des Bâtignoles. The station was inaugurated by Marie-Amélie (wife of Louis-Philippe, King of France) on 24 August 1837. The first line served by St Lazare station was the single track line to St Germain-en-Laye. In 1843 St Lazare was the terminus for 3 lines, by 1900 this number had tripled. The station had 14 platforms in 1854 after several enlargements and now possesses 27 platforms sorted in 6 destination groups. On 27 April 1924 the close suburban lines were elctrified with third rail 750V. The same lines were electrified in overhead 25KV in the 1960s.

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Euston Station, London, England

March 8th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. It is one of seventeen UK railway stations managed by Network Rail, whose main offices are above the station.

It is connected to Euston tube station and near to Euston Square tube station of the London Underground. All stations are in Travelcard Zone 1.

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