I Hitchhiked the World's Deadliest Train (20hrs across the Sahara)

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The Mauritanian Railway, one of the world's longest and heaviest train in the world transports iron ore from a remote mining town in Mauritania to a coastal city cutting through the Sahara Desert. The ride lasts anywhere between 19-30 hours and a few brave locals use it to travel back and forth with supplies. The dangerous trek leads to several unfortunate deaths every year as people fall off the train. Thomas and his friend Drew Binsky attempt to find this train and embark on the dangerous journey through the Sahara.
Thank you to Drew Binsky for coming with me and guiding me through how to travel in this part of the world! Check out his channel here:
Thank you to our local friend Med for some of the b-roll shots of the train.
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  1. Conor Castle

    Conor Castle29 päivää sitten

    I remember pitching this idea to Thomas 3 years ago after watching a nat geo documentary. So glad to see you finally did it! Wish I could have made it, next time! 😎

  2. tinaj sews

    tinaj sews2 päivää sitten

    @Swiss repent , Just sharing the gospel Am not forcing anyone , its up to them

  3. Swiss

    Swiss2 päivää sitten

    @tinaj sews u being annoying and pushing your religion on people makes them less likely to convert. you're not helping anyone.

  4. Swiss

    Swiss2 päivää sitten

    @Kay K What? How lol.

  5. Swiss

    Swiss2 päivää sitten

    @greninja warrior13 A lot of the terrorist flee from Afghanistan and reside near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. I've been to Pakistan 4-5 times (probably spent 8-10 months in the country) now and no attacks happened.

  6. Swiss

    Swiss2 päivää sitten

    @Anon You cared and were mad enough to delete the comment lmao

  7. Wooderd Saunders

    Wooderd SaundersTunti sitten

    Do you really think the driver would stop? What month was this?

  8. RN

    RNTunti sitten

    Incredible... My idol, Drew Binsky is there.

  9. Josh Tyler

    Josh TylerTunti sitten

    The stars at night though. Breath taking.

  10. Josh Tyler

    Josh Tyler2 tuntia sitten

    It's moving slow enough you can walk next.to it and then get back in. Do it with no food or water.

  11. Josh Tyler

    Josh Tyler2 tuntia sitten

    Reminds me of hoppin freight in Vegas behind the Golden nugget.

  12. Ekigaku

    Ekigaku2 tuntia sitten


  13. Giannis Kojiras

    Giannis Kojiras4 tuntia sitten

    Bald did it first

  14. Sarai

    Sarai5 tuntia sitten

    Him saying it's the deadliest train La Bestia: am I joke to you

  15. Alex Lappano

    Alex Lappano6 tuntia sitten

    Good editing but holy hyuck you need a Hazmat suit for the levels of cringe exuded by these two

  16. Austin Nerd

    Austin Nerd7 tuntia sitten

    There was a person out in the middle of the desert before the sun set. Wth?

  17. Will Mathews

    Will Mathews10 tuntia sitten

    I would hate to insure these dudes

  18. Vincent Muscarella

    Vincent Muscarella11 tuntia sitten

    How you going to go on this train and not show us the stars

  19. Jerome Aquiat

    Jerome Aquiat11 tuntia sitten


  20. Glen Schultz

    Glen Schultz12 tuntia sitten


  21. Olivia Friedes

    Olivia Friedes12 tuntia sitten

    Imagine doing this as a woman, probably such a different experience - safety wise. Props to you guys for this amazing journey !

  22. Jason Arseneault

    Jason Arseneault13 tuntia sitten

    Awesome 👏

  23. Turtle McGee

    Turtle McGee13 tuntia sitten

    I'm gonna be real. This isn't as impressive as they act like it is. Like ok, you got onto a train and we're able to stay on it for 20 hours and live. Who cares?

  24. Josh Cross

    Josh Cross15 tuntia sitten

    The red haired dude is very disrespectful.. like pointing out the missing door panels and complaining about sleeping situations. You are on the poorest continent and are surprised at the squalor. I recommend he not do these types of things alone without a film crew.

  25. Arrowpie

    Arrowpie15 tuntia sitten

    brooo at the night portion i swear that piano was ibi

  26. Steven Zeletski

    Steven Zeletski16 tuntia sitten

    The iron ore in the train you are riding in came from an iron ore mine that had no occupational health and safety administration to look after the miners. And the miners made no money. Now that is Straight up adventure.

  27. qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon16 tuntia sitten

    "I hope we make it out alive" Random taxi driver: jammin out

  28. The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury

    The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury17 tuntia sitten

    Morytania? Damn you even crossed borders into runescape...

  29. Amir Thompson

    Amir Thompson17 tuntia sitten

    As a driver why would i stop when you shouldnt be here anyways? Lol

  30. qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon16 tuntia sitten

    I've heard of and A+ editing. Subbed

  31. Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great19 tuntia sitten

    9:45 The trailer for every HORROR MOVIE

  32. Th1stWizard

    Th1stWizard19 tuntia sitten

    Reminds me of borderlands 2 XD

  33. The Logical Larynx

    The Logical Larynx19 tuntia sitten

    I clicked on this because I thought Jamie Kennedy's career took a hard left turn

  34. Thomas Talley

    Thomas Talley19 tuntia sitten

    This is not that crazy I feel like, seems like the locals do this on the reg. Not that deadly either, really just a video to show how extremely different life is like in other parts of the world. If you lived there you probably would ride it eventually and think its nothing. Even homeboy was trippin about the taxi door not having a handle like what did you expect, this is how people live

  35. GAS

    GAS19 tuntia sitten

    Why cant i find anyone to do crazy stuff like this. Anyone wanna go?

  36. J3rry

    J3rry20 tuntia sitten

    I think that might be an idea for shiey

  37. •vPilotDan •

    •vPilotDan •21 tunti sitten

    Shiey on another level 😂😂

  38. John Kim

    John Kim21 tunti sitten

    imagine the locals when the train first started rolling and they had to figure out how cold it would be at night with the wind chill.. i wonder if they burry themselves in that coal stuff to keep warm

  39. Raj Vishwakarma

    Raj Vishwakarma22 tuntia sitten

    Why you were so scared ? Bald and bankrupt went on the same train without so much arrangement what you have done

  40. xzatax

    xzatax23 tuntia sitten

    the droneshot with the moving train gave me anxiety. I was fraid that the drone was gonna crash and he could say bye bye to 1.3k xD

  41. Sinclair

    SinclairPäivä sitten

    This definitely was not click bait. I loved it.

  42. Yeetus Confuctus

    Yeetus ConfuctusPäivä sitten

    Imagine a movie about this or an survival game.

  43. Yeetus Confuctus

    Yeetus ConfuctusPäivä sitten

    Saharan desert is literally a post apocalyptic wasteland

  44. Marcos Sanchez

    Marcos SanchezPäivä sitten

    Now jump the border to the us

  45. Entertainment

    EntertainmentPäivä sitten

    People get millions of views ripping streams of twitch and uploading it here with barely any edits. Meanwhile this dude traveled around the world, did one of the craziest things I've heard of and A+ editing. Subbed

  46. Mike Ciappetta

    Mike CiappettaPäivä sitten

    Alright, I know what I'm doing this summer!!!🌞🏜

  47. Barry Wilson

    Barry WilsonPäivä sitten

    What a dreadfully boring uneventful video. Lots of dramatic, uplifting music at the end for absolutely no reason. Would not watch any of their other videos.

  48. Julius

    JuliusPäivä sitten

    Its the same train Bald and Bancrupt rided! You watch him too?

  49. Ian Maglasang

    Ian MaglasangPäivä sitten

    i think deadliest road would be next for you guys❤️❤️🦾🇵🇭🇵🇭

  50. Ruben Moreno

    Ruben MorenoPäivä sitten

    The "World's Deadliest Train" La Bestia: "That's cute, señor."

  51. Extreme Nightcore

    Extreme NightcorePäivä sitten

    Sharing a plate and eating with your hands is a tradition my family and friends did before COVID

  52. Monkey Magic 2.0

    Monkey Magic 2.0Päivä sitten


  53. dante nixon

    dante nixonPäivä sitten

    bruh do you know how much iron armor your casually sleeping on?


    TYI PILOTPäivä sitten

    11:00 had a pair flying that drone

  55. Keegan Vanluven

    Keegan VanluvenPäivä sitten

    All I'm gonna say is.... lightning

  56. Matt O'Loughlin

    Matt O'LoughlinPäivä sitten

    Bruh for the past 4 weeks I’ve been haunted with that guy on the thumbnail on my recommended

  57. Soggy Gamer

    Soggy GamerPäivä sitten

    Something seems fishy about two dudes on a train with cameras and battery’s and 20+ hours not moving. And drones flying. Ya know. It’s hard to keep a GoPro on for 2 hours on battery alone.

  58. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoyPäivä sitten

    They : we're literally alone on this train. Driver of the train : am i joke to u

  59. Anneliese Hensler

    Anneliese HenslerPäivä sitten

    U look like Kurt Cobain

  60. Scripted by Jesus

    Scripted by JesusPäivä sitten

    i figured i might as well see this video as it is everywhere

  61. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoyPäivä sitten

    This is so sick i want to do that

  62. Nick Sapienza

    Nick SapienzaPäivä sitten

    One of those things that looks fun, just looks fun

  63. J F

    J FPäivä sitten

    Gentrification of west african subsistence.

  64. YaBoyFly _

    YaBoyFly _Päivä sitten

    Not a too bad video looked interesting

  65. Rucker Brady

    Rucker BradyPäivä sitten

    I missed the night sky shots you were talking about.

  66. Richard Tucker

    Richard TuckerPäivä sitten

    I bet you wished you had brought a winter jacket for the night part of the trip


    ZAINAB DHUKKAPäivä sitten

    Love your videos🤟🏻

  68. Karim W10

    Karim W10Päivä sitten

    It’s funny how nobody cares about COVID over there!

  69. xslayer 777

    xslayer 777Päivä sitten


  70. James Rowland

    James RowlandPäivä sitten

    Wear a mask, eat from the same plate. Lol

  71. Jonny The Skater

    Jonny The SkaterPäivä sitten

    20:23 😂 half of this is fake af

  72. Neil Neil

    Neil NeilPäivä sitten

    You talk about comfort zone. If I take away your money and or credit debit card will you still be outside your comfort zone. Also if you lived there and not get on in the next plane to prove that you have achived something in life. Are you comfortable taking a shit. Outside your comfort zone.

  73. Justin Brown

    Justin BrownPäivä sitten

    I def woulda braught a ventilator for sleeping. or some kinda n95 to make sure i didnt inhale too much ore and dust.

  74. Raijin

    Raijin2 päivää sitten

    The conductor would 100% notice these dudes on the train. Especially with the drone. But I guess he just doesn’t give af.

  75. jon weitz

    jon weitz2 päivää sitten

    Morytania you say? Someone call Swampletics

  76. MikuTV

    MikuTV2 päivää sitten

    This is so sick i want to do that

  77. Rahul

    Rahul2 päivää sitten

    I eat with my hands only .

  78. Blake Cross

    Blake Cross2 päivää sitten

    @14:32 what is the face in the top right corner

  79. patrick winget

    patrick winget13 tuntia sitten


  80. Surjit Shoker

    Surjit Shoker2 päivää sitten

    12:58 why is there a random person walking in the middle of desert ?

  81. Ridwan Kawser

    Ridwan Kawser2 päivää sitten

    12:54 is that a person walking in the middle of nowhere? Wtffff

  82. Drejc Oblak

    Drejc Oblak2 päivää sitten

    White guy: listens to rap song one time His friend: 10:46

  83. Hashifornia

    Hashifornia2 päivää sitten

    Taking Ideas from creators like Ilegal freedom. This is Gross.

  84. DlRTBlKE

    DlRTBlKE2 päivää sitten

    iron ore? mortaynia? is this runescape?

  85. CalebGamer 16

    CalebGamer 162 päivää sitten

    There's literally a passenger car at the end🤣

  86. Manoj Bhargav

    Manoj Bhargav2 päivää sitten

    12:58 can see a person walking in the middle of nowhere!!! 😂😂

  87. Jack Maurer

    Jack Maurer2 päivää sitten

    Dudes could build an iron golem farm tho🙄😒

  88. Big Juice

    Big Juice2 päivää sitten

    Does everyone just copy bald And bankrupt now?

  89. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou2 päivää sitten

    Anyone remember when bald and bankrupt did this with his gf in shorts tshirts

  90. Bucket of Gondor

    Bucket of Gondor2 päivää sitten

    Dude the sun looks so big

  91. Comment section guy

    Comment section guy2 päivää sitten

    ...on Sandpiercer...1001 cars long.

  92. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou2 päivää sitten

    jealous dick, but because I know the taste of this feeling having hitchhiked half of Asia. I'm on my way now to save up $$ and start it all over again next year. I also wish to add t

  93. Woogles

    Woogles2 päivää sitten

    Vagrant holiday did it better

  94. Mamkajiwin

    Mamkajiwin2 päivää sitten

    What’s up Broski 🦋

  95. John Q. Public

    John Q. Public2 päivää sitten

    Fun Fact: When you record yourself doing something illegal, it's evidence!

  96. MAX

    MAX2 päivää sitten

    So happy I found this channel.

  97. Roy Leeh

    Roy Leeh2 päivää sitten

    Very interesting Journey WOW!!!!

  98. StreetWolf_Bowdy

    StreetWolf_Bowdy2 päivää sitten

    I need to do something with my life Ive just been the same boring old day for the past year or 2

  99. Wolfimann

    Wolfimann2 päivää sitten

    Really Epic

  100. Dr. Gumz

    Dr. Gumz2 päivää sitten

    Showpiecer.....1000 and 1 cars long.

  101. JokerBoyz

    JokerBoyz2 päivää sitten

    - Are you cold? -Yes i'm freezing. - nice. What? Ahahahah

  102. Pam G

    Pam G2 päivää sitten

    Where's the stars? Sad..

  103. Sam Colomer

    Sam Colomer2 päivää sitten

    How did they get the drone shot

  104. Michael Dadourian

    Michael Dadourian2 päivää sitten

    It’s great to see the immense gratitude, after such a trip. I’m sure y’all were overcome with appreciation and that’s what continued travel will bring. Cheers.

  105. Tyler Zierer

    Tyler Zierer2 päivää sitten

    The drone footage is insane guys. Keep up the great work, I love these vids, so inspiring

  106. Andy Ortega

    Andy Ortega2 päivää sitten

    This was so lame. All you did was sleep on a train for 1 night.

  107. itchey

    itchey2 päivää sitten

    I don't think you know what reckon with means

  108. MGradowski

    MGradowski2 päivää sitten

    Bro, at the time when you guys hoped on and started to scream your heart out with all these "we did it" and "our journey has just begun" I envied you, but not out of being a jealous dick, but because I know the taste of this feeling having hitchhiked half of Asia. I'm on my way now to save up $$ and start it all over again next year. I also wish to add that videos like yours give the audience, at least this adventurous part, the feeling of "there's more to life". Having said this, I wish you guys all the best, more crazy ideas, full bags of motivation and a bunch of good people on your way. Just stay positive, but I guess you already know that :) See you on the way! 💥

  109. Elliot Lowrie

    Elliot Lowrie2 päivää sitten

    Just crazy to think that it was all ocean!