Ecuador The Devil’s Nose Train

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Saša Jamšek

About this spot
The biggest complication faced by the construction of the Trans-Andean railroad was the Devil’s Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. To overcome this obstacle a zigzag railroad was built that climbs more than 500 meters in less than 12,5 km with steep ascents and descents. It today remains an impressive piece of engineering. Currently, only the 12-km stretch from Alausí to Pistishi (usually advertised as Sibambe) at the end of the Devil’s Nose descent, is open. The Devil’s Nose train ride takes you from the town of Alausi on a forty-five-minute ride down to Silambe – a journey through gorgeous mountain scenery.

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Saša Jamšek

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