List of highest railways by country

This is a list of the highest railways by country. It includes the name of the railway, its highest point and highest elevation and its opening year.

ListEdit

Country Railway line Highest point Highest elevation Opened
  China Xining-Golmud-Lhasa Tanggula 5,068 m (16,627 ft)[1] 2006
  Peru Lima-Huancayo Ticlio 4,829 m (15,843 ft)[2][3] 1893
  Bolivia Rio Mulatos-Potosí Cóndor 4,786 m (15,702 ft)  
  USA Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Pikes Peak Summit 4,301 m (14,111 ft)[4] 1891
  Argentina Salta–Antofagasta Viaducto La Polvorilla 4,220 m (13,845 ft) 1948
  Ecuador Quito-Guayaquil Urbina 3,609 m (11,841 ft) 1908
   Switzerland Jungfrau Railway Jungfraujoch 3,454 m (11,332 ft)[5] 1912
  Kenya Uganda Railway Baringo County 2,785 m (9,137 ft) 1930
  Germany Bavarian Zugspitze Railway[6] Schneefernerhaus 2,650 m (8,694 ft) 1930
  Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway Chushan 2,451 m (8,041 ft) 1986
  Eritrea Massawa–Asmara Railway Asmara 2,394 m (7,854 ft) 1911
  France Tramway du Mont-Blanc[7] Nid d'aigle de Bionnassay 2,380 m (7,808 ft) 1909
  Ethiopia Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway Addis Ababa 2,293 m (7,523 ft) 2018
  India Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum 2,257 m (7,405 ft) 1880
  Spain Vall de Núria[8] Vall de Núria Rack Railway 1,968 m (6,457 ft) 1931
  Australia Skitube Bullock Terminal 1,905 m (6,250 ft) 1987
  Sri Lanka Main Line (Sri Lanka) Pattipola 1,892 m (6,207 ft)[9][10] 1894
  Austria Schneeberg Railway[11] Hochschneeberg 1,792 m (5,879 ft) 1897
  Georgia Borjomi-Bakuriani Bakuriani 1,650 m (5,413 ft) 1902
  Italy Brenner Line[12] Brenner 1,371 m (4,498 ft) 1867
  Slovakia Tatra Electric Railway Štrbské Pleso 1,350 m (4,429 ft) 1896
  Japan Koumi Line Nobeyama 1,346 m (4,416 ft) 1935
  Canada Canadian Pacific Railway Mountain Subdivision Rogers Pass 1,330 m (4,364 ft) 1889
  Bulgaria Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line[13] Avramovo 1,267 m (4,157 ft) 1939
  Norway Bergen Line Finse 1,222 m (4,009 ft)[14] 1908
  United Kingdom Snowdon Mountain Railway Snowdon Summit 1,065 m (3,494 ft) 1896
  Czech Republic Strakonice-Volary line Kubova Huť 1,024 m (3,360 ft) 1893
  South Korea Taebaek Line Chujeon 901 m (2,956 ft)[15] 1973
  Poland Izera railway Szklarska Poręba (Jakuszyce) 886 m (2,907 ft)[16] 1902
  Indonesia Padalarang-Kasugihan Nagreg 848 m (2,782 ft) 1890
  New Zealand North Island Main Trunk Waiouru 832 m (2,730 ft) 1908
  Slovenia Ljubljana–Trieste[17][18] Postojna Gate 610 m (2,001 ft) 1856
  Liechtenstein Feldkirch–Buchs[19] Near Schaanwald 452 m (1,483 ft) 1872
  Ireland Mallow–Tralee line[20] Near Rathmore 150 m (492 ft) 1853

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World's highest railway station enters key construction period". Canada Tibet Committee. July 28, 2005. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Bennett, Suzy (October 2003). "A train journey through the Peruvian Andes". Wanderlust. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Our Train - The Highest in the World". Incas del Peru. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Manitou & Pike's Peak Cog Railway. "Along The Route". Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Jungfraubahnen. "Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe". Jungfrau Ski Region. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  6. ^ Ride the Zugspitzbahn rack railway up Germany's highest mountain
  7. ^ http://www.compagniedumontblanc.fr/fr/presentation-des-sites/tramway-du-mont-blanc
  8. ^ Insight Guides Great Railway Journeys of Europe, Spain's highest station. ["Núria is the highest station in Spain"]
  9. ^ "Top 10 highest train stations in Sri Lanka". Train Journey to the Green Zone in Sri Lanka. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Pattipola Railway Station of Sri Lanka". SariSara Sri Lanka. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  11. ^ Station Puchberg am Schneeberg, lower-austria.info. ["Fans of nostalgia can be transported in around 40 minutes by the Schneebergbahn to Austria's highest railway station"]
  12. ^ SULMONA, AQ, ABRUZZO, magazine.dooid.it. ["At the Rivisondoli-Pescocostanzo station, the line reaches 1268 m above sea level making it the highest station on the Italian FS network after the Brenner Pass."]
  13. ^ The Most Beautiful Train Journeys in Bulgaria, theculturetrip.com. ["It runs through three mountains and stops at the highest railway station in the Balkan Peninsula, Avramovo Station."]
  14. ^ "Finse Railway Station Webcam – The Highest Station in Norway". Camscape. October 13, 2012. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  15. ^ Korea Tourism Organization. "Chujeon Station". Visit Korea. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  16. ^ "Najwyższa linia kolejowa w Polsce - Szklarska Poręba". www.szklarskaporeba.pl. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  17. ^ Retrieved from the Google Earth geoinformation system. The highest point on the line is north of Postojna railway station, at the Postojna Gate
  18. ^ "Rail network". slo-zeleznice.si. Slovenian Railways. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Station located at the highest point above sea level: Postojna station at 582m
  19. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic map (only line in Liechtenstein)
  20. ^ Retrieved from the Google Earth geoinformation system