A great video of the most dangerous and extreme railways in the world!

A great video of the most dangerous and extreme railways in the world!

  • From the devilish mountain peaks, deep gorges to a temperamental bridge, these trains cross some of the world’s most spectacular and downright dangerous landscapes.
  • If you can handle hair-raising bends and gut-clenching drops, take a ride on the world’s most dangerous railways.
  • Here are the twelve famous dangerous railways featured on “The Most Dangerous Trains in the World” video which can be viewed at the bottom of the following photos.

  • Maeklong Railway, Thailand: This route passes through the congested Maeklong market in Thailand.

  • Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose Train), Ecuador: Considered one of the most difficult train journeys, the railway passes through tight cliffs and climbs steep altitudes.

  • Pamban Bridge, India: Trains have to cross the Indian Ocean on this breathtaking 100-year-old sea bridge still operating.

  • Bangladesh Railways: Considered one of the most overcrowded railways in the world where roof riding is a common sight.

  • Burma Railway: Constructed during world War II using forced labor, Many workers (prisoners of war) died due to rough conditions thus earning the nickname “Death Railway”! Oscar-winning film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was about building the railway.


  • Ferro Carril Central Andino, Peru: Second highest railway in the world runs through the Andes.

  • Indian Railways: World’s most busiest Railway, more than 25,000 people die annually on India’s railways.

  • White Pass & Yukon Route, Alaska: Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, this route boasts incredible scenery.

  • Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar: Highest railway trestle in the world.

  • Pilatus Railway, Switzerland: This steepest cogway railway in the world offers incredible Sceneries.

  • Tren a las Nubes (Train in the Clouds), Argentina: The train Passes through many dangerous curves and high bridges.

  • Gelmerbahn Funicular, Switzerland: Almost feels like a roller-coaster ride!

THE VIDEO of these twelve great railways. 


Dangerous Railways, Trains, Railways, History, Cruising, Ships, Maeklong Railway, Nariz del diablo, Pamban Bridge, Bangladesh Railways, Burma Railway, Ferro carril Central Andino, Indian railways, White pass & Yokon Route, Gokteik Viaduct, Pilatus Railway, Tren a las nubes, Gelmerbahn Funicular



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During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…