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Take a Look at the World’s Longest Passenger Train as It Winds Through Switzerland

The record-setting, 100-coach train just completed a 15.5-mile journey through the Alps.

Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway

Fictional trains like the Polar Express and the Hogwarts Express are cool but have they set any world records? No. Obviously, because they don’t actually exist. Rhaetian Railway, on the other hand, both exists in the real world and recently set a world record. Impressive.

The Swiss railway company just set a record for the world’s longest passenger train with its 1.2-mile-long locomotive. The 25-railcar, 100-coach train completed a picturesque 15.5-mile journey through the Alps on Saturday.

All told it took seven train drivers and 21 technicians to operate the train. The locomotive rode from the Albula Tunnel in Preda to the Landwasser Viaduct and completed its journey in Bergün. The journey is said to have taken over an hour. Over the course of that hour, the train crossed 48 bridges and passed through 22 tunnels.

The previous record for the world’s longest passenger train was set by the National Belgian Railway Company in 1991.

Take a closer look at the record-breaking rail behemoth and its recent journey below.

Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway
Courtesy of Rhaetian Railway

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Jeremy Porr is a News Writer at Thrillist. Follow Jeremy on Instagram.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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