13 Most Dangerous Railways That Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

Harin - Oct 12, 2020


13 Most Dangerous Railways That Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

Some are located in the world’s most remote and picturesque corners. But there are also some railways that run through extremely dangerous places.

There are millions of rail routes around the world. Some are packed with modernity with trains running at enormous speeds. Some are located in the world’s most remote and picturesque corners. But there are also some railroads that run through extremely dangerous places.

1. Devil’s Nose, Ecuador

Devils Nose Ecuador
Devil’s Nose, Ecuador.

The rail route that goes from Alausí to Sibambe is highly sought after by tourists. IT pass through the Devil’s Nose which is Chimborazo’s central province. It takes around 2.5 hours to complete the journey during which you will be taken through a wall of nearly 90 degrees at around 1800 meters above the sea level.

2. Aso Minami Route, Japan

Aso Minami Route Japan
Aso Minami Route, Japan.

The rail route travels through an area that has many alive volcanoes. You might never know when or where there will be an explosion.

3. Maeklong Railway, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Thailand
Maeklong Railway, Thailand.

The railway is right in the middle of a local market. People put their goods along the track and sell them. Every time the train goes through, they will remove the goods and place them back again when the train passes.

4. Pamban Bridge, India

Pamban Bridge India
Pamban Bridge, India.

The rail bridge connects Tamil Nadu and Rameswaram’s Pamban Island. It covers around 2 kilometers. It was built in 1911 and the construction took three years to complete.

5. Pilatus Railway, Switzerland

Pilatus Railway Switzerland
Pilatus Railway, Switzerland.

The station is at an altitude of 7,000 feet. The train starts from Alpnachstad and ends at Pilatus Kulm. The ride takes around 30 minutes and its length is around 4.5 kilometers.

6. Death Railway, Thailand

Death Railway Thailand
Death Railway, Thailand.

The railway is in the Kanchanaburi area. It was built during World War II by Japan. Hundreds of prisoners and soldiers risked their lives when building the track.

7. Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, South Africa

Outeniqua Choo Tjoe South Africa
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, South Africa.

The route starts from George Town and ends in Knysna. Travelers can watch the Indian Ocean while sitting on the train.

8. Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown Loop Railroad.

The railroad goes through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It was built in the late 1800s.

9. Argo Gede Train Railroad, Indonesia

10. Tren de las nubes, Argentina

Tren De Las Nubes Argentina
Tren de las nubes, Argentina.

The trip takes about 15 hours, connecting the Andes Cordière and the Chilean border. The railroad covers 217km and goes through 13 viaducts, 21 tunnels, and 29 bridges. In Argentina, it is called “the train of clouds” as it departs at an 1190-meter altitude from Salta and reaches 4220 meters when it reaches its destination.

11. White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska, USA

White Pass And Yukon Route Alaska Usa
White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska, USA.

12. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, New Mexico

Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad New Mexico
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, New Mexico.

13. Kuranda Scenic Railway Cairns, Australia

Kuranda Scenic Railway Cairns Australia
Kuranda Scenic Railway Cairns, Australia.

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