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World's Most Dangerous Railway Lines

5 × 52' (ENG, GER, FRE), 5 × 45' (GER)

The most dangerous railway lines in the world are breathtakingly beautiful, fascinating and lead through extreme landscapes.

They touch the sky and for some they go straight to hell afterwards, leading over extreme heights, across oceans or savannahs and braving hurricanes. A challenge for intrepid engineers and railway builders who have been conquering nature with state-of-the-art technology for almost 300 years. Railway lines are not only legendary carriers of myths, people and machines. They are also the proof of high engineering skills and witnesses to the indomitable will of humankind to open up new routes into the unknown in order to conquer nature and its treasures. Railway lines on all continents tell the story of industrial culture, of progress and the art of travel.

  • Ep1: The Bernina Express, Suisse

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  • Ep2: The Tazara, Tanzania - Zambia

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  • Ep1: The Bernina Express, Suisse

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  • Ep2: The Tazara, Tanzania - Zambia

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  • Ep3: The Pamban Railway, India

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  • Ep3: The Pamban Railway, India

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  • Ep4: Southern Railway, Peru

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  • Ep4: Southern Railway, Peru

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  • Ep5: The Train to the Clouds, Argentina

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  • Ep5: The Train to the Clouds, Argentina

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Episodes

  1. The Bernina Express, Suisse

    Over 196 bridges and through 55 tunnels, the Bernina Express fights its way from Switzerland to Italy. Powerful forces of nature make the railyway line a dangerous route over the Grisons Alps to this day. The film accompanies the Bernina Express in winter over the highest rail route across the Alps.

  2. The Tazara,Tanzania - Zambia

    The Tanzania-Zambia-Railway (Tazara) is one of Africa's most ambitious infrastructure projects. It connects the inland with the coast of East Africa and meant independence from the surrounding apartheid-ruled countries of East Africa. The film accompanies the Tazara on its 52-hour journey through Tanzania and Zambia and uses spectacular aerial shots to show not only the architectural monuments but also the unknown sides of the previously hidden landscapes of Tanzania and Zambia.

  3. The Pamban Railway, India

    The Pamban Railway crosses the tropical landscape of Tamil Nadu, the former Madras, for around 600 kilometers. Heavy storms and rain showers make the route a challenge for Indian Railways to this day. The film accompanies the "Rameswaram Express" over the notorious Pamban Bridge, the first bridge across the Indian Ocean.

  4. Southern Railway, Peru

    The Ferrocarril del Sur, one of the highest train routes on earth, runs right through the mountains of Peru. To this day, it is considered a miracle in the world of railways. The rails not only lead to the famous ruined city of Machu Picchu but connect the ancient Inca capital of Cusco with Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca and the gleaming white city of Arequipa. A train journey with the Andes Explorer through a grandiose landscape and an undeveloped and inaccessible area.

  5. The Train to the Clouds, Argentina

Facts

  • Original Title
    Die gefährlichsten Bahnstrecken der Welt
  • Year
    2020 - 2021
  • Length
    5 × 52' (ENG, GER, FRE), 5 × 45' (GER)
  • Resolution
    HD
  • Film by
    Marita Neher
  • Produced by
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  • Ep1: The Bernina Express, Suisse

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  • Ep2: The Tazara, Tanzania - Zambia

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  • Ep1: The Bernina Express, Suisse

    Screener - German (52')
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  • Ep2: The Tazara, Tanzania - Zambia

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  • Ep3: The Pamban Railway, India

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  • Ep3: The Pamban Railway, India

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  • Ep4: Southern Railway, Peru

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  • Ep4: Southern Railway, Peru

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  • Ep5: The Train to the Clouds, Argentina

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  • Ep5: The Train to the Clouds, Argentina

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