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  1. 44°09’54.41″ N 80°18’22.97″ E
    China–Kazakhstan border, railway crossing Khorgos,
    the new silk road

  2. At 44.164936, 80.300130 , this rail yard is part of the new Khorgos Gateway free trade zone near the town of Khorgos (Horgos) on the Kazakh/Chinese border.

    My immediate reaction on seeing the original posting was that it was a Chinese rail yard somewhere in the far west of the country, but after having surveyed what I thought were all the rail crossings out of China to the west I was not able to locate it – until this morning, when I ran across this article in the NYTimes:


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