These 10 most dangerous railroads in the world give passengers the opportunity to both admire the beautiful scenery and to feel creepy.
1. Georgetown Loop, Colorado, USA:
The Georgetown Loop was built to reach silver mines in the late 19th century. With its narrowness and rough terrain, this world’s most dangerous railway not only drives the train but also the passengers sitting on the train and being nervous as the train slowly touches here.
2. Railway in Alaska, USA:
This spectacular railway track looks like it is “clinging to a cliff”. It was built in 1898, the time during the peak of Klondike Gold Rush (when more than 100,000 people crazily searched for gold in these places). Nowadays, these dangerous railways attract an increasing number of tourists from all around the world.
3. Nubes, Argentina:
It took 27 years for this railway to be completed in the North Central Coast of Argentina, near the Chilean border. With its spiral, zigzag arc, this railroad tracks through 21 spectacular tunnels and 13 bridges.
4. Chennai – Rameswaram, India:
The Chennai – Rameswaram, India route was first opened in 1914. It goes through 2065m above the sea level, and become one of India’s most remarkable engineering works.
5. Kuranda Scenic, Australia:
This railway route has been crossing through Barron Gorge National Park since 1800, this railway system was built right near the waterfall. Passengers can admire the breathtaking beauty of this waterfall but they also face many dangers while going through these places.
6. Nariz del Diablo, Ecudor:
Nariz del Diablo – also known as the devil route because it is located on the Andes, at an altitude of 2743 meter above sea level. And perhaps this is one of the scariest railway lines in the world.
7. Aso Minami Route, Japan:
This train route runs through Japan’s most active volcanic region. Those Volcanoes are able to erupt at any time, and that makes every passerby here feel tremble.
8. Death route in Thailand:
The Death Railway is located in Kanchanburi province, Thailand, passing dense forests and dangerous mountain terrains. Its name is closely linked to the fact that many prisoners died during the severe construction of this route.
9. Bamboo train in Cambodia:
The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia have created their own route and made their own bamboo car to travel around Battambang. These cars are used for the main purpose of travel.
10. Argo-Gede Railway, Indonesia:
The Argo-Gede railway runs from Jakarta to Bandung in Indonesia. This is an extremely high and dangerous route running through the Cikurutug bridge.