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VOTE NOW: The Seven Wonders of the Railway

We need YOU! Help us choose the Seven Wonders of the Railway

We asked RAIL readers and rail industry insiders to nominate a worthy candidate to be one of the Seven Wonders of Railway. The nominations are in and now we need YOU to vote to help us narrow down the list to find the final seven.

Last month, we asked you to send us your choices for the incredible feats of engineering, innovation and ingenuity that you wanted us to put forward for the final voting.

You responded and we now have a list of 42 potential ‘wonders’. Now, we need as many people as possible to vote for their favourite, to give us the final Seven Wonders.

Which of our stations, bridges, viaducts, tunnels or routes do you think really stand out from the crowd? What do you think provides the justification for one of these railway icons to claim the title of being a ‘Seven Wonder of the Railway’?

The final Seven Wonders of the Railway will feature in a special issue of RAIL in a few weeks' time.

You can read more on the next page about why each of the 42 has been nominated, before you make your choice and then cast your vote.

Voting closed on OCTOBER 29, but you can still read the full nominations on the next page.

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  • Bob Lunnon - 22/10/2018 16:46

    Vote for Meldon Viaduct

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    • Sam Green - 12/11/2018 12:12

      No it has to be Harringworth shirley?

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  • Robert Taggart - 23/10/2018 12:06

    Whatever happened to Liverpool Lime Street? - both the fine terminus (Hotel and Overall Roofs) AND the impressive cutting leading to it? Guessing we can always walk alone - it is surely a standalone monument!

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  • DOUG CARMICHAEL - 25/10/2018 12:35

    FORTH BRIDGE AND WEST HIGHLAND EXTENSION BETWEEN FORT WILLIAM AND MALLAIG MUST BE THE WINNERS - INDEED, THE LATTER SHOULD BECOME A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

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    • Sam Green - 12/11/2018 12:10

      Mallaig should be come a unesco world heritage sight!!!!? No I think it should be Skegness!!!!

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 27/10/2018 00:21

    Ordsall Chord in Manchester is what I voted.

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    • Paul O'Donnell - 04/11/2018 16:46

      And because they never did any work at Piccadilly, it is a very expensive folly. It has not done what it said it would do, there is still no capacity on the network, and to think they cut the end off the very first line of the network for this....

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    • Sam Green - 12/11/2018 12:16

      Yes because it was a WONDER it ever got approved or built given todays anti rail Government.It nearly became a bigger fiasco than Crossrail;

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  • David Munroe - 27/10/2018 12:46

    For myself it just has to be the Channel Tunnel. The project was drawn up, and actioned, in the days when we had a government who cared about the good of the country. This lot care only about protecting their tax evasion and avoidance. The Channel Tunnel was a project that looked forward, promised hope and vision of co-operation. I still have the VHS of every broadcast made at the time, including the historic breakthrough from the French side and the workers being the first to meet, not the politicians who kept well clear of the dirty bit. A fantastic project, one that I really hope will not be destroyed post-Brexit. Vote for the Channel Tunnel. If it is not in the Seven Wonders then it will just show what a tiny-minded population these islands now have.

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  • Stuart Anderson - 28/10/2018 06:41

    I have voted for the West Highland Railway Extension (Fort William to Mallaig) for my entry to the Seven Wonders of the Railway World

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  • Paul O'Donnell - 28/10/2018 20:46

    Torn, as I am beholden to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, because this is the progenitor for everything that followed. After years of development from Richard Trevithick to the Stockton and Darlington, the L&MR was the one to get it right. Passenger stations, locomotive power all along the line, Proper passenger carriages. It all started here. However, i do love the Dawlish costal run ;-)

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