6 Highest Railways In The World

5. Manitou And Pike’s Peak Railway: Pike’s Peak Summit, USA.

4,301 metres high (highest railway in North America) 1891

Manitou and Pike’s Peak Railway, being perhaps the second oldest on this list, could easily be assumed to have been built for purely practical reasons: cargo, connecting important towns, or servicing industries. In 2006, the railway began to stay open year round, instead of closing down for several months from December to March.

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