Part 2 : Crossing the Andes
Chris continues his exploration of the world’s most extreme railway lines. From the tiny coastal town of Tocopilla, Chris rides one of the steepest railways in the world as he scales the first 1,000 metres of the Andes.
TV and radio presenter Chris Tarrant journeys by rail through some of the world’s most challenging terrain.
In the first episode Chris begins with a trip from Bangkok in Thailand to Mandalay in Myanmar. Chris traces the route of the notorious Burma-Siam Railway, a 250-mile line built by the Japanese during the Second World War using enslaved Asian workers and Allied prisoners of war, visiting the famous site of the Bridge on the River Kwai along the way.