6. Tren A Las Nubes, Argentina
The Tren a las Nubes is one of the three highest railways in the world. It departs from the city of Salta (at 3,894 f.a.s.l.) and ends its journey at La Polvorilla viaduct (at 13,850 f.a.s.l.). In its way, it crosses a road that takes to the clouds, with enough time to enjoy very different and changing landscapes: from the green hills of the Lerma Valley –where the city of Salta is located- to the desolated Puna’s immensity.
7. Nepal Railway
There was the only functioning Nepalese passenger railway in Nepal until it was closed down due to the construction of a new standard gauge line due to be completed by 2017. This 59 km narrow gauge railway ran between Janakpur in Nepal and Jainagar in India close to the border between the two nations and was of 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge. The line continued to Bijalpura, but this section is currently redundant due to a damaged bridge. The capital, Kathmandu, has no railway connections at all.
8. Gelmerbahm Funicular, Switzerland
The real roller coaster experience! The Gelmerbahn is a funicular railway in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. It links a lower terminus at Handegg, in the Haslital, with an upper terminus at the Gelmersee lake.
9. Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram, India
This railway bridge connects the mainland with Rameshwaram island can only be seen from Road bridge. The bridge is located in the world’s second most corrosive environment after Florida, making its maintenance a challenging job. The view is extremely beautiful and can enjoy the view at any time from early morning to evening. If we are lucky, we can see a running train on this bridge. View of Pamban, Rameshwaram is also very beautiful. Seawater is so crystal clear and rust can be found at railway bridge due to heavy sea wind.
10. White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska
The White Pass and Yukon Route is a Canadian and U.S. Class II 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon. An isolated system, it has no direct connection to any other railroad. Equipment, freight, and passengers are ferried by ship through the Port of Skagway, and via road through a few of the stops along its route.
11. Napier- Gisborne Railway Route, New Zealand
The Napier to Gisborne line is part of the Palmerston North to Gisborne Line. By rail, the distance between Napier to Gisborne is 212 kilometres. The rail line has been mothballed – essentially disused in its current state, but able to be restored – when the cost of repairs after a 2012 storm was deemed to outweigh foreseeable benefits.
Aren’t these routes very dangerous? You should surely have a journey sometime and enjoy the most dangerous train journey’s you’ll ever have! Liked the article? Read more about India’s Most Dangerous Roads.