26 Feb '14, 7am

Wait... WAT? Russia could build a train that would connect New York to Paris?

Amazing Maps posted this, uh, amazing map of a cross-Bering rail connection: Proposed Russia to North America rail connection Source: http://t.co/h1ifUpOC4J pic.twitter.com/WAbVJhOCnY — Amazing Maps (@Amazing_Maps) February 15, 2014 It seems like a fanciful idea — a bridge or a tunnel linking Russia and the United States. And people have been tossing the concept around, without actually doing anything about it, for a long long time. Czar Nicholas II, for instance, thought it was a good idea … in 1905. But there’s a slim chance it could happen this time. Sure, it would cost a bundle ($100 billion-ish) and take at least a decade to build. But in 2007, the Russian government started seriously thinking about it. In 2011, there was a rumor that Russia was actually putting aside $65 billion for this project. In 2012, the president of Russia Railways told reporters that “the deci...

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