Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Saudi Arabia
Best of: Railroad
The Hejaz (or Hedjaz) Railway (Turkish: Hicaz Demiryolu) was a narrow gauge railway that ran from Damascus to Medina, through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, with a branch line to Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea. Workers on the railway have restored many of the original locomotives: there are nine steam locomotives in Syria and seven in Jordan in working order. Since the accession of King Abdullah II relations between Jordan and Syria have improved, causing a revival of interest in the railway.
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