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There’s a certain degree of risk with any kind of transportation, but certain railways are more dangerous than other ways of traveling. These are the scariest.
Tren a Las Nubes, Argentina
This is one of the highest railways in the world, which is why it is so dangerous.
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia
This railway route might be beautiful, but there’s risk in riding through much of the terrain it covers.
Georgetown Loop, Colorado
This railway was built in the 19th century and was used for many years for mining. Now it’s a tourist attraction, but it goes up very high and through some adventourous parts of the mountains.
Bamboo Train, Cambodia
This bamboo train is a single rail, which causes problems when two trains are coming from opposite directions.
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train, South Africa
This train is so dangerous that it isn’t used for passengers anymore due to damage from flooding.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This train is very slow and many people can ride at once, causing overcrowding to pose a risk.
The Death Railway, Thailand
More than 100,000 people died while constructing this railway, which is why it gets a place on this list.
Chenab River Railway Bridge, India
This is reported as the highest railway in the world, making it a risk to ride.
Argo Gede Train, Indonesia
This train is very high and old, making it a risky ride.
White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska
This railway goes up severeal thousand feet in just 20 miles. Only the brave are allowed to ride.