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The most difficult train in the world

Archer Harman and his brother, are the engineers who have construct the Ecuadorian railway that today is known as the most difficult train in the world, since the biggest obstacle they faced was the Devil's Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. For this reason, a zig-zag road was built over of 500-meter drop in just 12 km of vertiginous ascent and descent road.
It took Archer Harman five full days to get from Guayaquil to Quito exploring the terrain that would make him one of the most audacious engineers in history. On the other hand most of the stretch of coastline (from Yaguachi to Chimbo) had begun during the Garcia Moreno presidency, but since his assassination, it had been forgotten, spending almost ten years until Jameson Kelly was hired to continue working on it. We owe this British engineer the Yaguachi-Durán line. On the other hand Gustav Eiffel was the one that incorporated in the railroad and the first telephones of the country (located for operational use in the stations).

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The most difficult train in the world

Archer Harman and his brother, are the engineers who have construct the Ecuadorian railway that today is known as the most difficult train in the world, since the biggest obstacle they faced was the Devil's Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. For this reason, a zig-zag road was built over of 500-meter drop in just 12 km of vertiginous ascent and descent road.
It took Archer Harman five full days to get from Guayaquil to Quito exploring the terrain that would make him one of the most audacious engineers in history. On the other hand most of the stretch of coastline (from Yaguachi to Chimbo) had begun during the Garcia Moreno presidency, but since his assassination, it had been forgotten, spending almost ten years until Jameson Kelly was hired to continue working on it. We owe this British engineer the Yaguachi-Durán line. On the other hand Gustav Eiffel was the one that incorporated in the railroad and the first telephones of the country (located for operational use in the stations).

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