Traveling by train can be one of the best ways to get from point A to point B. It’s cheaper than flying and faster than taking a bus or driving. Plus, you can sit back and relax, kick your feet up, and forget all about traffic. Well, that may be what taking Amtrak or RailEurope is like, but that is not the case for all the railways around the world.
Not only are many of the railways around the world not cushy, but they’re downright treacherous. Whether high altitude, ancient rails, overcrowding, or even forced labor is to blame, there are some pretty extreme and dangerous rails out there. So, without further adieu, here are the most extreme railways around the world. How adventurous are you? Would you dare ride any of these rails? Let us know in the comments, and SHARE this list with your friends who have a penchant for riding the rails!