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Arlberg

(ärl`bĕrk), pass, 5,946 ft (1,812 m) high, W Austria, on the boundary between Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The Arlberg region forms the water divide between rivers flowing to the North Sea and those flowing into the Black Sea. The Arlberg Tunnel (built 1880–84) is one of the world's longest (6.2 mi/9.9 km) railway tunnels. The Arlberg district is a noted winter sports center.
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At Amiens there is a pause while the diesels are changed for the electric locomotives that pull the train through the steep gradients of the Arlberg pass. The line here is single-track, winding dramatically through the scenic valleys; passengers can see the train curling ahead, pulled by the two bright red engines and framed by the white-capped Alps.