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Google Street View, Train Edition

Google recently reached an agreement with the United National Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to take pictures of world heritage sites for use in the Google Street View service. One of those heritage sites is a train route in Switzerland that winds through the Alps. In order to capture it, a street view camera (with an operator!) traveled on an open-air, flatbed train car.