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Here's a list of world's top 13 most dangerous train routes

1Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

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This charming old world railway market is located a few kilometres away from Bangkok, and it takes about 90 minutes to get to this South western market by a mini van.The main highlight of this market is that a live train runs down the middle of the market. A warning bell sounds before the train comes, allowing the stall vendors to scurry to pull back their umbrella shelters before the train comes. Everything is so well designed that the train runs by barely touching the produce and merchandise placed on the rail by the stall vendors.



2Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar

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The Goteik viaduct also known as Gohteik viaduct is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

3Burma Railway, Thailand

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The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma–Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometre (258 mi) railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon).

4Ferrocarril Central Antino, Peru

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Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) is the consortium which operates the Ferrovías Central railway in Peru linking the Pacific port of Callao and the capital Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco. As one of the Trans-Andean Railways it is the second highest in the world constructed by the Polish engineer Ernest Malinowski in 1871–1876.

5Pilatus Railway, Switzerland

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From Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm, the world's steepest cogwheel railway winds up through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, past sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces.



6Tren A Las Nubes, Argentina

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The Tren a las Nubes is one of the three highest railways in the world. It departs from the city of Salta (at 3,894 f.a.s.l.) and ends its journey at La Polvorilla viaduct (at 13,850 f.a.s.l.). In its way, it crosses a road that takes to the clouds, with enough time to enjoy very different and changing landscapes: from the green hills of the Lerma Valley –where the city of Salta is located- to the desolated Puna’s immensity.

7Nepal Railway

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There was the only functioning Nepalese passenger railway in Nepal until it was closed down due to construction of a new standard gauge line due to be completed by 2017. This 59 km narrow gauge railway ran between Janakpur in Nepal and Jainagar in India close to the border between the two nations, and was of 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge. The line continued to Bijalpura, but this section is currently redundant due to a damaged bridge. The capital, Kathmandu, has no railway connections at all.



8Gelmerbahm Funicular, Switzerland

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The real roller coster experience! The Gelmerbahn is a funicular railway in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. It links a lower terminus at Handegg, in the Haslital, with an upper terminus at the Gelmersee lake.



9Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram, India

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This railway bridge connects mainland with Rameshwaram island can only be seen from Road bridge. The bridge is located in the world's second most corrosive environment after Florida, making its maintenance a challenging job. View is extremely beautiful and can enjoy the view at anytime from early morning to evening. If we are lucky, we can see a running train on this bridge. View of Pamban, Rameshwaram is also very beautiful. Sea water is so crystal clear and rust can be found at railway bridge due to heavy sea wind.

10White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska

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The White Pass and Yukon Route is a Canadian and U.S. Class II 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon. An isolated system, it has no direct connection to any other railroad. Equipment, freight and passengers are ferried by ship through the Port of Skagway, and via road through a few of the stops along its route.



11Katoomba Scenic World Railway

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situated at Scenic World situated in the town on Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Originally built in the 1880's to extract oil shade and coal, the railway today is a highly popular tourist attraction. With a maximum incline of 52 degrees, the railway is the worlds steepest funicular railway.

12Dawlish Station

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Dawlish Warren railway station serves the seaside resort and holiday camps of Dawlish Warren in Devon, England, at the mouth of the River Exe.



13Napier-Gisborne Railway (New Zealand)

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New Zealand The Napier to Gisborne Railway Line is unique in that it crosses the main runway of the Gisborne Airport.

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