You may always enjoy travelling in trains, a reliable and steady transport medium. However, if sharp cliff curves and steep climbs are a part of your route, then your journey will no longer be the same. These rail routes go through high cliffs, above rivers and some have steep climbs. Here are some of the scariest train rides that you’d never want to ride.
Minami Aso Railway, Japan
Have you ever heard of Japan’s most active volcano “Mount Aso?” Beside this foggy and soaring mountain, there is a track through south Kumamoto. This track is mainly famous among tourists during summer and springtime. However, what adds to its charm and beauty is in the November when the foothills are crowded by hot red magma. This Minami Aso railway has just three cars, with each car showing around 133 passengers the beauty of nature. Just open a window and feel the cold breeze coming through the mountains.
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado
During 19th century, one corner of Colorado was used in business of silver mines. At that time, a narrow gauge train run on steam was made to commute on the path. In this path, the scariest point is the Devil’s Gate High Bridge. You can experience this scary part if don’t believe on words. The bridge is 100 foot high in between mountains and train crosses is with a very slow speed. The Lebanon Silver Mine was active until 1880. You can visit here to add more adventure to your tour. The temperature here falls to around 44 degrees.
White Pass & Yukon Route, Alaska
White Pass & Yokon narrow-gauge route was built in 1898 during Klondike Gold Rush. Now this route is used only to entertain adventurous tourists and to thrill them. This route is 20 miles long with a gradual height of 3,000 feet. It entertains more than 450,000 tourists every year. This cliff clinging journey is a historic landmark of Civil Engineering. On this route, you will cross William Moore Bridge 110 foot high. Built in 1901, this bridge is engineered to survive any active earthquake without falling apart.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, England
This sweet and short cliff railway will give you a real experience of what highlights in its name. Lynton & Lynmouth Railway gives you a feeling of roller coaster of height around 500 feet. The path covers distance between these two towns. Built in 1888, this eco-fueled ride can carry up to 40 tourists at one time, weighing total of 10 tons when full. You will get much time after you reach the destination because the ride is short. You can also visit Exmoor National Park after the ride.
Tren a las Nubes, Argentina
Construction of Tren a las Nubes was approved in 1921 but the Andean terrain on which it has to be built was nearly impenetrable. Therefore, this route between Salta in central Argentina and La Polvorilla was finally built in 1948. If you don’t believe the words then you should experience yourself that after how many difficulties this track was made. It consists of total 21 tunnels and is in the form of many spirals and zigzag. This train is famously known as “Train to Clouds” travels only on Saturdays. It starts at 7:05 AM and hence it does not return until midnight. You should pack your lunch if you are going on this ride.
Argo Gede Train, Indonesia
This three-hour ride between Jakarta’s Gambir station and Bandung will take you across some of the best scenic beauty you ever experienced on a train ride. You will be amazed to see deep river valleys, green lush hills. Built in 2002, this railway has always aimed for customer safety.
If you are bored of your daily train rides, then go and have a look at these amazing scary train rides. You can surely imagine yourself in heaven, having so much scenic beauty all around you.