Extreme Railway Tracks in The World – Today, there are many kinds of transportation that can help you to travel from one place to another, such as planes, ships, cars, and trains. By taking a train, you can be free from traffic jams and rest more comfortably. In addition, train tickets are way cheaper than airline tickets.
But as humans, you must’ve felt scared when the railway tracks that you rode are on the edge of a cliff, over a very high bridge, or even across the sea, right?
So now, Writer River will talk about the 5 most extreme railway tracks in the world. Are you ready? Here they are:
Chennai – Rameswaram Route
If you’ve ever wondered “Is it possible for a train to cross the sea?” The answer is, it can. As proof, there is a railway track that made you shiver, which is Chennai – Rameswaram Route, India. This 1.4 miles-long track has been built above the Indian Ocean.
Trains that cross this track must go slowly & carefully. The time needed to cross this railway track could reach up to 20 minutes. There have been several train accidents occurred due to storms, the last accident occurred in 1964. So, would you dare you to pass this route?
Kuranda Scenic Railway
This railway connects Kuranda and Cairns, Australia. As you can see in the picture above, on the right and left
When you pass this track, you will feel horrified and amazed at the same time because of the sight of green forests and exquisite waterfalls. It’s really amazing!
Tren a Las Nubes
The high point of this extreme railway track connects La Polvorilla to Salta in Northwest Argentina. This railway line was built at an altitude of 13,845 feet above sea level and become the 5th highest railway in the world. Wow!
Cumbres – Toltec Scenic Railroad
This railroad line connects New Mexico and Colorado, trains that pass through this route will cross a suspension bridge surrounded by mountain views. With a very narrow lane, you will be directly next to a very steep gorge.
White Pass – Yukon Route
This route was built to clear the way for gold miners in Klondike, Canada. With amazingly beautiful scenery, this extreme track is used as a tourist spot too.
These are the 5 most extreme railway tracks in the world. Do you even dare to pass this route? If you know other extreme railway tracks, please tell me by writing it down below! Thanks.