The most dangerous, extreme and beautiful railways in the World. A video you must watch: the World's most incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, impossible and amazing railways!
The most spectacular railways of the world, including:
- Maeklong Railway, Thailand: the railway crosses the Maeklong market, one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand
- Burma railway, Thailand/Myanmar: also known as the Death railway, was built by the Empire of Japan during World War II
- Indian railways: India has the world's busiest railway system whit over 8 billion passengers every year and the most dangerous one: more than 25,000 people die annually on India's railways
- Nepal railways: Nepal has just two railway lines with a total of 37 miles (60 km) and the train makes only two trips a day
- Nariz Del Diablo railway, Ecuador: the construction of this railroad began in 1899 and its highest point has an altitude of 11,841 ft (3609 m)
- Rameswaram Pamban Bridge, India: it is considered the most dangerous sea bridge due to its location in a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone
- White Pass and Yukon route, Alaska: the railroad began construction in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush to reach the goldfields
- Pilatus railway, Switzerland: the world's steepest cogwheel railway
- PaSak Chonlasit Dam, Thailand: one of the longest rail bridge in the world
- Kuranda railway, Australia: many lives were lost during the construction that began in 1882 to provide supplies to tin miners
- Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar
- Gelmerbahn funicular, Switzerland: the second steepest funicular railway in the world (maximum incline: 106%) but definitely the most impressive one, giving the fun of a roller coaster
- Bernina and Albula railways, Switzerland, jointly recorded in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Bernina railway is one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033 m (6,670 ft) in altitude
- Cumbres & Toltec railroad, New Mexico: runs over the 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass and is the highest and longest narrow gauge steam railroad in the United States
- Tren a la nubes (Train to the Clouds), Argentina: this railway connects the Argentine northwest with the Chilean border in the Andes and climbs more than 10,000 feet (3000 m) to reach an altitude of 13,800 feet (4200 m)
- Token exchange: this rudimentary and very dangerous railway signalling is incredibly still in use in some Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand; a token is a physical object which a locomotive driver is required to have before entering onto a particular section of a railway
- North Borneo railway, Malaysia: construction began in 1896 and was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War
- Mullan Pass, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana
- Qinghai–Tibet Railway, China: connects China to the autonomus region of Tibet and has a length of 1,215 miles (1956 km); th...
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