Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 01/02/2014


Photo taken on August  1, 2013



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Canfranc Estación

Canfranc Estación
"Canfranc International Railway Station" was opened in 1928, after a railway line, connecting France and Spain had been discussed since the 1850s, got finally completed. The line was opened, but never really sucessful. In 1970 a freight train derailed and destroyed a bridge on the French side of the Pyrenees. The bridge never got repaired - and the station is out of service ever since. Only two local trains leave this "palace", which is 240 meters long, every day.

The huge tunnel, that was drilled through the Pyrenees for the railway line, houses the "Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc" meanwhile. Scientists there investigate neutrinos and WIMPS (= "Weakly interacting massive particles").

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