5 Train Routes So Dangerous They’ll Make You Faint

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4. Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train, South Africa

South Africa originally had a huge network of steam-powered locomotives that connected to rail lines throughout the rest of the world, but as the lines were electrified, it became increasingly rare to see a steam tram. The Otiniko Chuto was the only one still in use, and due to the hazardous nature of the route, electric wires were never installed on the line! Crazy, right?

Its railway travels through some of the most breathtaking landscape South Africa has to offer and follows an amazing portion of the Garden Route along the coastline as it connects the two major cities of George and Kinshasa in the region’s western region. The fantastic part doesn’t end here, either! Before reaching Kinsnap, the train must cross a stunning blue lagoon, which enhances the excitement!

In reality, this is something that any traveler who took this trip can attest to. Fortunately, there haven’t been any significant accidents reported in the past few years, despite the fact that this area is now primarily used for tourism and no money has been invested in any consolidation.

5. White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska

The Yukon Route and White Pass provide the best train experiences for all adventurers. It has no direct rail connections to any other railheads and was constructed in 1898 during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. The 3-foot-slim railroad connects Whitehorse, Yukon, to the port of Skagway, Alaska, and is one of the most risky train routes in the entire world.

Have you ever been here before? If so, please leave us a comment with your opinions about the experience. We are eager to find out more about this!

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