Let yourself get carried away by your imagination and travel on these extreme railroads packed with greatness and history. Imagine that you need nerves of steel just to look out of window.
But if you like railroads and trains and you also like a bit of adventure, these ten railroads should be on your to-visit list.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 most dangerous railroads in the world.
Tren a las Nubes – Argentina
Tren a las Nubes or “the train of clouds” was built in 1932 initially for economic reasons but now it is used for tourists in Argentina.
It is one of the tallest railroads in the world.
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train, South Africa
This part of the South African infrastructure faced many hardships and in 2006 ceased to function after terrible floods. Even so,there were times when you needed to be really courageous to travel on this railroad.
The Death Railway – Thailand
The Death Railway in Thailand got its name because, during construction, more than 90,000 people lost their lives and more than 16,000 people were taken prisoners by Allied forces. This gives a weird feeling to anyone who travels on this railroad.
Bamboo Train – Cambodia
The bamboo train in Cambodia, also known as “norry” became the Cambodian solution for more efficient travels. Even so, it is built out of a single line. Since 2014 there is just a single way to travel with this bamboo train, in Pursat.
White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska
This railroad comes with an impressive history. It was built in the 1989 during the Klondike gold rush. The railroad goes up 3000 feet on a distance of 20 miles.
Although a remarkable piece of the railroad infrastructure, you need to be really brave to travel on such an abrupt railroad.
Chenab River Railway Bridge, India
This railroad bridge is located in India and it is still under construction. When finished it will be the tallest railroad bridge in the world with a length of 1.315 meters, 359 meters being above the Chenab river and 650 meters over the course of a viaduct.
The Pamban Bridge – India
Built in 1914, the road goes pat the eastern coast of India, on the Ramaswaram bridge and over the Indian Ocean. The purpose of the construction is to establish a connection between the city of Rameswaram and the continental India.
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia
This amazing railroad takes you through the Australian tropic forest and also through the national park.
Work has been completed in 1981, and now it travels between Cairns and Kurunda.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – India
This railroad has a distance of approximately 74 km, connecting New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in Western Benegal.
The railway was built during the British domination and it takes you through some of the most amazing landscapes ever seen by man. The trains are almost always very crowded and this is why they travel very slow.