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These Are The Most Dangerous Railway Routes In The World

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Have you ever crossed a dangerous bridge or taken a tricky route while on your train journey? If no, try these routes below that are the most dangerous train routes ever! This article will take you through the most thrilling railway routes. Find out what all routes are the most dangerous ones.

 

1. Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

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This charming old world railway market is located a few kilometres away from Bangkok, and it takes about 90 minutes to get to this Southwestern market by minivan.The main highlight of this market is that a live train runs down the middle of the market. A warning bell sounds before the train comes, allowing the stall vendors to scurry to pull back their umbrella shelters before the train comes. Everything is so well designed that the train runs by barely touching the produce and merchandise placed on the rail by the stall vendors.

 

2. Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar

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The Goteik viaduct also known as Gohteik viaduct is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

 

3. Burma Railway, Thailand

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The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometer (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon).

 

4. Ferrocarril Central Andino, Peru

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Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) is the consortium which operates the Ferrovías Central railway in Peru linking the Pacific port of Callao and the capital Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco. As one of the Trans-Andean Railways, it is the second highest in the world constructed by the Polish engineer Ernest Malinowski in 1871–1876.

 

5. Pilatus Railway, Switzerland

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From Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway winds up through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, past sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces.