Who doesn’t love a train trip? There will be very few people who do not like to travel by train. Trains are the cheapest and comfortable transportation to reach your destination. The train ride offers a unique travel experience that offers excellent views of many landscapes including dense forest, grasslands, river, mountains etc. But what do you know? There are also some railway treks in the world which are full of natural beauty as well as dangers and adventures which are really dangerous and the weak hearted travelers are advised to avoid traveling on these routes.
From this point it can be estimated how dangerous this railway trek can be. Despite this, a large number of travelers enjoy exciting journey on these routes. So let us know about the most dangerous and exciting railway tracks in the world through this article here which provide spectacular scenery as well as dangerous stretches.
Chennai-Rameswaram Route: India
The Chennai-Rameswaram route connecting Chennai and Rameswaram is one of the most dangerous and exciting railway tracks in the world. The most dangerous part of this route is the Pamban Bridge built over the Indian Ocean. It is a 2.3 km long bridge which was built in the sea in 1914. The bridge is filled with thrills and dangers at times when it is filled with seawater and obstructs the crossing crossing from the sea. Forcing trains to have a speed of only four meters per second. This bridge represents the hard work and creativity of Indian engineering.
Salta Polverillo Trek Argentina
The Argentine city has a 217 km long train route connecting Salta to Chile Polverillo known as Train a Las Nubs. This dangerous and thrilling trek to the city of Argentina opened in 1948 after nearly 27 years of construction and is currently used for tourism purposes. In this railway track, the train always runs at 4,200 altitude above sea level and in its route, the train crosses 29 bridges and 21 tunnels which fill this route with thrills and dangers.
Devils Nose, Ecuador
9000 feet above sea level, the Devils’ Nose Route is one of the world’s most feared train rides. The train route of Narzel Diablo offers breathtaking views as the train runs through the Knows of the Devil. To overcome the problem posed by this mountain, the government constructed a zigzag railway route that climbs over 500 meters in a distance of less than 12 km. The track is one of the most impressive and dangerous as well as an engineering feat in South America. It is believed that 3,000 Jamaicans and 1,000 Puerto Ricans came to the country to build this route. About 2,000 of them died. Nevertheless, the Devils’ Nose Track is one of the most popular routes, visited by tourists every year for exciting train rides.
Esso Miami Route, Japan
The Aso Miami Route is one of the most challenging rail tracks in Japan, traversing the land around Mount Aiso, which is located in the most active volcanic regions of the country. Tell that a part of the trek was damaged during the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016 and since then the use of this route has been greatly reduced. The unpredictability of volcanic eruptions makes this railway track particularly dangerous, in which you do not know when the next eruption may occur. On this route one can see the forest lit by volcanic lava.
White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska
The White Pass and Yukon Route connect Alska to Whitehorse, Yukon Port. It is currently the center of tourist attraction and people like to ride the train on this route. Alaska’s train route is dangerous for its scenic landscape as well as its 3,000-foot climb to the mountains. It is believed that the trek had to face great difficulties and the hill was first blasted by dynamite and then the trek was made.
Cape Town, South Africa
The Cape Town route of South Africa remains a center of discussion not because of dangerous routes but because of the unusual activities on this route, which you will choke upon hearing about. While robbery and assault incidents are common in trains, Cape Town is experiencing high rates of public transport crime. Cape Town’s train line often encounters incidents of theft and attacks, so passengers do not feel safe traveling on this route. And according to the data, at least one out of ten trains are canceled on this route on a daily basis, which remains a serious topic.
Death Railway, Thailand
Death railway route is one of the most dangerous railway routes in the world. On this route, the train passes through the borders of Myanmar through mountainous, dense forest areas. The Death Railway, Thailand was constructed during World War II. In the construction of this railway route, thousands of prisoners and local laborers had sweated the blood, apart from this many Srimco had also lost their lives due to which this route is called Death Railway. Since opening 1956, only one section of the original line has been operational.
Kuranda Railway Australia
Kuranda Railway is a picturesque and frightening train route connecting Cairns to Kuranda in Australia Queensland. This famous railway makes its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda. The journey to Kuranda takes about 2 hours, in which the train passes through 15 mines and 37 bridges through steep cliffs, slowing down the trains. The 37 km long route was built at the end of the 19th century, which is full of dangers as well as thrills and breathtaking natural beauty where travelers can admire waterfalls and lush green forests.
On this route the train goes from Alpanachstad to Pilatus Kulam, and travels through alpine meadows and mountains. Despite this route being dangerous, a large amount of travelers enjoy its exciting ride.
Georgetown Loop Railroad Colorado
The Georgetown Loop Railroad Railway Trek is one of the most daring and dangerous tracks in the world, built in the late 19th century through the Rocky Mountains. The most dangerous part of this railway trek is a suspension bridge over the hills, which is situated at an altitude of 100 feet above the ground. A terrible experience occurs on this route when heavy winds from the front stop the train and make it difficult to maintain balance.