Thursday, December 01, 2011

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program to host documentary film on Qinghai-Tibet Railway Dec. 1

HOUGHTON -- A year ago, Dr. Pasi Lautala traveled to the Tibetan Plateau in China to participate in a National Geographic documentary on the 1,000 kilometer Qinghai-Tibet Railway, an extraordinary feat of engineering that crosses some of the planet's toughest terrain at high altitude. In the film, Lautala follows the train’s route and looks at the structural solutions devised by China’s top engineers.

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP), a part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI), and the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will show the film from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Dec. 1, in Fisher 139 on the Michigan Tech campus.

The film (50 minutes) and following discussion (including refreshments) are free of charge and open to the campus and community audience. More information can be found from this link:

Click here to read about the Rail Transportation Program at Michigan Tech.

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