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From: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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I was particularly intrigued by this wooden tramway structure with its cables and pulleys, which is remarkably well-preserved (perhaps because the so-called "Arctic desert" has low rainfall and humidity).

For more information on coal mining's history in Longyearbyen and the region, see the "Svalbard Archaeology" article by Dag Avango of Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology.

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