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Which is the highest railway station?  
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Aug 19 2011 (15:49)

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Which is the highest railway station?

Aug 19 2011 (15:46)
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Manish Jain*^   Added by: xxx  Aug 19 2011 (15:49)
Highest railway station
Ghoom on the DHR (2' gauge), at 2258m (7407'). This is probably the highest 2' gauge railway station in the world. The highest BG station is now Qazigund, at 1730m (5675'), on the Anantnag-Qazigund section (Kashmir valley). Other stations on the Kashmir valley line are also in the top list for highest stations: Anantnag (1599m - 5246'), Srinagar (1592m - 5223'), Baramulla (1583m - 5194'). Prior to the construction of the Kashmir valley line, Shimliguda at 998m (3272') was the highest station. This station is on the Visakhapatnam - Kirandul line (SER). (For comparison, Bangalore City station is at 908m (921m?) above MSL.)
Fernhill train station just before Ootacamund on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was the highest on MG at 2218m (7275'). This station was decommissioned in 1994. The highest point on MG actually occurs just before Fernhill, and is at 2226m (7300'); about 2km before the terminus. On the 2'6" gauge Simla at 2075m (6803') is the highest station. (Note: Darjeeling is lower in height than both Ooty and Simla.)
Note: Other high BG stations: Pattipola in Sri Lanka (on the main Colombo-Badulla line) is at 1898m, Shelabagh near the Khojak tunnel on the Chaman-Bostan line in Pakistan is at 1945m, and Kolpore in Pakistan is at 1790m. Kach Kotal in Pakistan on the Khanai-Harnai line near the spectacular Chappar Rift was at 1992m; it was closed because of mudslides in 1942 (this section also had 3 miles filled by dried mud to a depth of 518m
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