An Australian prepare has shocked social media customers – however it’s not simply any prepare, it’s the steepest passenger railway on the planet.
The Scenic Railway in NSW’s Blue Mountains was initially constructed within the late nineteenth century to serve the Katoomba coal mine and was transformed right into a family-owned vacationer attraction in 1945.
It has carried greater than 25 million guests.
One video on TikTok displaying the journey down the mountain by way of a darkish cliff tunnel and bush has been seen 1.8 million occasions and has many evaluating the funicular to a rollercoaster.
“I went on this a number of weeks in the past, it was actually so scary,” one among greater than a thousand feedback learn.
“I cried on this, completely terrifying,” stated one other.
“I’d have a panic assault,” added a 3rd.
“My claustrophobia might by no means,” penned a fourth.
Many Sydneysiders remembered happening the Scenic Railway as kids, with some stating the vacationer attraction had been by way of lots of adjustments within the years since.
“I did this once I was six in 2005, again then they didn’t have the doorways or a glass roof, it was a cage with a rope alongside the doorways,” recalled one individual.
“Did this in excessive [school] and so they simply had a rope and it was a cage and no glass,” a second Aussie stated.
“This has modified. Once I went on it there was a bar in entrance of us and no cage, so significantly better to the see the view again then as a substitute of this,” shared one other.
“Wow, it’s modified since I used to be there final. They’d solely a plastic chain to maintain you in … lol” a fourth remembered.
The expertise underwent redevelopment in 2013 providing glass-roofed carriages.
The now customisable expertise permits passengers to selected from three seating positions; the Cliffhanger at a steep 64 diploma incline; Laidback for a extra relaxed journey; or the Unique at 52 diploma incline.
The funicular travels 310 metres to the ground of the Jamison Valley.