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1. Gyeonghwa Station -South Korea

Gyeonghwa Station_South Korea

There are 340,000 cherry trees in Jinhae, South Korea. When they bloom in the spring, they create a stunning display of falling blossoms. Gyeonghwa Station, where this photo was taken, is a popular tourist attraction for that reason.


2. The Death Railway - Thailand

The Death Railway - Thailand

The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is a 415 kilometer (258 mile) railway between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma. More than 90,000 workers and 16,000 Allied prisoners of war died during the construction of this railway, a horrific episode that forms the backdrop for David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai.


3. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway -India

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway -India

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the “Toy Train”, is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 78 kilometres (48 mi) long. Its height level varies from about 100 metres (328 ft) at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling. Four contemporary diesel locomotive handle most of the planned services.


4. Georgetown Loop Railroad - USA

Georgetown Loop Railroad - USA

The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado‘s first visitor attractions. Finished in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge track was considered an engineering marvel of its time. The thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume lie two miles apart in a steep, narrow mountain canyon. To connect them, the railroad’s builders designed “corkscrew” routes that travel twice the distance, slowly ahead more than 600 feet in elevation. It included horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, counting the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge. The Colorado & Southern Railway operated the line for passengers and freight from 1899 to 1938, when it was abandoned.


5. The Landwasser Viaduct - Switzerland

The Landwasser Viaduct - Switzerland

Switzerland has large areas of land that are mountainous. Before the 19th Century, the mountainous terrain meant that it was difficult to travel across the country, and consequently message was relatively poor. Swiss railway engineers of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s had to be extremely innovative, imaginative, and courageous to build a complex and efficient mountain railway system. This not only included planning and building difficult mountain routes, but also constructs the many bridges and tunnels needed to cross and go under hilly areas. The Swiss are still investing heavily in their railway network, making it one of the most efficient and advanced in the world.


6. Trans-Siberian, World’s Longest Railway - Russia

Trans-Siberian, World's Longest Railway - Russia

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways between Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway line in the world. The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the greatest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China, and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916 and is still expanding.


7. Tunnel of Love - Ukraine

Tunnel of Love - Ukraine

The Tunnel of Love is a beautiful spot in Klevan, Ukraine. A three kilometer railway section leads to the fibreboard factory. The train runs three times a day and delivers wood to the factory. However, the trees make a green corridor, which attract many couples, as well as photographers, for its eye catching avenue. It is said that if you and your beloved come to the Tunnel of Love and sincerely make a wish, it will come true.


8. Tren a las Nubes - Train to the Clouds -Argentina

Tren a las Nubes - Train to the Clouds -Argentina

The Tren a las Nubes (Train to/of the Clouds) is a touristic train service in Salta Province, Argentina. The service runs along the eastern part of the C-14 line of the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano, connecting the Argentine Northwest with the Chilean border in the Andes mountain range. At over 4,220 meters (13,850 ft) above mean sea level, it’s the third highest railway in the world. At first built for economic and social reasons, it is now mainly a tourist attraction as a heritage railway.

The railway line has 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 spirals, and 2 zigzags. Because of the design decision not to use a rack-and-pinion system for grip, the route had to be designed to avoid steep grades. The zigzag allows the train to climb, travelling back and forth parallel to the slope of the mountain.


9. Napier Gisborne Railway -New Zealand

Napier Gisborne Railway -New Zealand

The Napier to Gisborne Railway Line is unique in that it crosses the main runway of the Gisborne Airport. Trains have to stop and seek clearance from the air traffic control tower to cross the runway and continue down the line; a 1939 steam train in the middle of an airport runway isn’t exactly an ordinary sight.


10. Maeklong Market Railway -hailand

Maeklong Market Railway -hailand

The food market in Maeklong, Thailand is located on top of train tracks. Several times a day shopkeepers swiftly pack up their food stalls and pull back their canopy to let the trains pass. Once the trains have rumbled through, the crates of vegetables, fish, and eggs are placed back into place and shoppers return to the tracks, which serve as a path through the market.


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