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.

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  1. Conor Castle

    Conor CastlePrije 4 mjeseci

    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. maxaton5

    maxaton5Prije 13 dana

    wassup brah

  3. Gaby De La Cruz

    Gaby De La CruzPrije 14 dana

    Hey. I was wondering how where you guys able to fly the drone while on a moving train? I'm to scared to do such thing

  4. N Rod

    N RodPrije 27 dana

    What's the purpose of this again??

  5. Valid Kyro

    Valid KyroPrije mjesec

    @Kim Jong-un k

  6. Syafi Hamdani

    Syafi HamdaniPrije mjesec


  7. Ashwin Kale

    Ashwin KalePrije sat

    Ppp peater op first saw it their

  8. kamarul hisham

    kamarul hishamPrije 4 sati

    video utuber camni baru la ada kualiti...

  9. Koala boy Gaming

    Koala boy GamingPrije 7 sati

    Thomas ain’t got *shit* on this bad boy

  10. Baris Öz

    Baris ÖzPrije dan

    How do they make the video with the drone ? Looks like casusl clips but im sure that they are walking around with a professoonal filmcrew

  11. ShiaGirl18

    ShiaGirl18Prije dan

    10:44 The sun is so close!

  12. ShiaGirl18

    ShiaGirl18Prije dan

    0:12 Bruh! This looks surreal.

  13. Ricky Jackson

    Ricky JacksonPrije 2 dana

    Bet he had a dry mouth for ages epic video though

  14. Shakib Hasan

    Shakib HasanPrije 3 dana

    Really enjoyed!

  15. MrFelixify

    MrFelixifyPrije 3 dana

    "We are litterally in the middle of nowhere" 12:58 guy casually walks by.

  16. mytrahana

    mytrahanaPrije 4 dana

    For you adventure. For Locals like Uber.

  17. mytrahana

    mytrahanaPrije 4 dana

    Any one seen the Perseverance rover out there?

  18. tofy rocks

    tofy rocksPrije 4 dana

    Real life snow piercer.

  19. LaserDisc

    LaserDiscPrije 5 dana

    Well so did Bald And Bankrupt, and it wasn’t even that bad, this is just overreaction at its finest 😂😂😂

  20. James Benson

    James BensonPrije 5 dana


  21. Carl Marc’s

    Carl Marc’sPrije 5 dana

    I love how you make this out like it’s a grueling and treacherous journey of a lifetime when there’s other people just casually doing it to get from one place to another

  22. sxmuel_zz

    sxmuel_zzPrije 6 dana

    Warzone train campers be like:

  23. lxpwsk1

    lxpwsk1Prije 6 dana

    This train ride = one of the few things in life you really don't need to do.

  24. Simon Cowell

    Simon CowellPrije 7 dana

    What was he listening to in the car? Tamikrest? Tinariwen? Faris? Imarhan? Terakaft?

  25. Micho's Adventures

    Micho's AdventuresPrije 8 dana

    Thomas is gonna have some crazy stories for his grandkids.

  26. Wayhoo

    WayhooPrije 8 dana


  27. Edward Hew

    Edward HewPrije 8 dana

    My expectation was way too high after being able to spend 4 months in Western Sudan in the Sahara.

  28. Tyler Wickwire

    Tyler WickwirePrije 8 dana

    Imagine the train conducter seeing the drone and reporting a UFO

  29. Cult

    CultPrije 9 dana

    The guys from on the roof left a phone anywere there and said, when anyone found it an call him he will do a Journey with them

  30. Sky Rothman

    Sky RothmanPrije 9 dana

    Was that guy playing Mdou Moctar in the car?

  31. Shamus 727

    Shamus 727Prije 9 dana

    Hey I remeber seeing Bald and Bankrupt is this ame place with that Ukrainian girl!!! Funny the difference in attitude that they had being so used to spending time in these country's, it was all just fun and games for them

  32. Aka Dana

    Aka DanaPrije 10 dana

    Ohhh my god, you guys seems like happy with that discomfort situation. I am the man who can being happy with discomfort travelling like you guys do, but maybe I just constrained with the money. I hope you guys stay healthy, keep doing a good things and keep spreading happines. I hope someday I can join your discomfort travelling or maybe I can do some discomfort travelling to whereever I want without constrained about the money anymore.

  33. Krunal Chandra

    Krunal ChandraPrije 10 dana

    Wow, such an amazing raw experience! ❤️

  34. Bob Franklin

    Bob FranklinPrije 10 dana

    The eye-run ore.

  35. frank furtur

    frank furturPrije 10 dana

    You should get Bald and Bankrupt to do this...hahaha

  36. ConConツ

    ConConツPrije 10 dana

    Quit faking your fake ass “accent”

  37. FrazeD

    FrazeDPrije 11 dana

    Idk why but this seems fun

  38. Emmanuel Fernandez

    Emmanuel FernandezPrije 11 dana

    Dude’s that’s so sick!

  39. neezduts

    neezdutsPrije 11 dana

    my ex boyfriend told me he wanted to do this with me. we both love to travel and i told him he was crazy for wanting to go on this train, but i would love to come with him. it was on our bucket lists. we just broke up last week and this is the first video i saw in my recommended after not watching youtube in years….

  40. Max H

    Max HPrije 12 dana

    You got that idea from "on the roofs"?

  41. Bill Barre

    Bill BarrePrije 12 dana

    "Give me two minutes, I need to Pray." It's beautiful.

  42. Cycle Nutter

    Cycle NutterPrije 13 dana

    Pppeter subs I see you

  43. HVAC GUY

    HVAC GUYPrije 13 dana

    The amount of sketchy shit that happened in this video is crazy lol

  44. AIW

    AIWPrije 14 dana

    This is one of the best video i have ever seen in HRcharts. Almost felt like a movie.

  45. Md Abu Zuhaifa Abir

    Md Abu Zuhaifa AbirPrije 14 dana

    Eye soothing video

  46. Md Abu Zuhaifa Abir

    Md Abu Zuhaifa AbirPrije 14 dana


  47. Garland Remington III

    Garland Remington IIIPrije 14 dana

    The wind turbines off $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Martha’s Vineyard has been stopped. Wealthy Democrats that profess, to believe in the fake-ass global warming don’t want them off the coast. Because it Mars there view from there multimillion dollar homes.

  48. Navaneeth Bhat

    Navaneeth BhatPrije 14 dana

    This is such a beautiful video.

  49. MoscowEagleTv

    MoscowEagleTvPrije 15 dana

    Name of song at 12:36 someone please tell me

  50. Qoro Tuilawa

    Qoro TuilawaPrije 15 dana

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  51. Christopher viggiano

    Christopher viggianoPrije 15 dana

    Bald and bankrupt influenced?

  52. Dave Lindsey

    Dave LindseyPrije 15 dana

    Extreme physical challenge?? They sat on a train for hours, yes it was windy and cold but there was no physical challenge. Only a couple of dumb Millennials would think it was a physical challenge. These guys are a couple of real-life Bill and Ted's.

  53. dondrap513

    dondrap513Prije 16 dana

    The world's most abused Mercedes diesel. Unkillable

  54. Nafiz Zesdyzar

    Nafiz ZesdyzarPrije 16 dana

    fun fact: the train is between 2.5 to 3 kilometres long

  55. Isaac Cherry

    Isaac CherryPrije 17 dana

    I want a best bud and travel friend like that.

  56. Bala Chandran

    Bala ChandranPrije 17 dana

    Great Video

  57. Alolan Donald Trump

    Alolan Donald TrumpPrije 17 dana

    Eh not that impressive, Bald did it first anyway 🤷🏻‍♂️

  58. Anthony Allen

    Anthony AllenPrije 17 dana

    The squeamish kitten isely wail because astronomy kinetically attach along a wooden peen. internal, skillful angle

  59. Nguvi Kahambundu

    Nguvi KahambunduPrije 17 dana

    Am always so scared when Tomas does this crazy videos like he my son or something 😩😩😩😩 always praying for you my son ♥️

  60. Alena Movita45

    Alena Movita45Prije 18 dana

    *THE GIRLS:18+ ARE* KINGADIK.UNO 4 IN 18+ HRcharts: This is fine Someone: Says ''heck'' youtube: be gone #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаковs

  61. Young Nb

    Young NbPrije 18 dana

    living life to the fullest i love it

  62. Eva '

    Eva 'Prije 18 dana

    Cool video!


    FAMILY VLOGSPrije 18 dana

    हमारा ब्लॉक कौन कौन देखना चाहते हैं प्लीज देखें

  64. J Davis

    J DavisPrije 19 dana


  65. Lucie Palmer

    Lucie PalmerPrije 19 dana

    Im a big fan, my name is lucie. You can always come stay with us in tamraght morocco. Im married to a moroccan man, im from the uk. Its easy to travel here, especially for you. We have a surf house called surf star morocco. But u can also just stay with us. Ive been here the whole pandemic, going crazy without tourist friends like before. So i welcome the company and i can show u the local area. Have a great day!

  66. sumit sumbria

    sumit sumbriaPrije 19 dana


  67. Frank shem Ledesma Punla

    Frank shem Ledesma PunlaPrije 19 dana

    this is what fvking love to do in my life, not like riding in this train but like thomas is travelling the whole world to make videos, And at the same time hes making money 😍

  68. cupcake icing;)

    cupcake icing;)Prije 19 dana

    Eminem but a red head

  69. Nguvi Kahambundu

    Nguvi KahambunduPrije 17 dana


  70. This channel was a bad idea ☑️

    This channel was a bad idea ☑️Prije 20 dana

    It’s beautiful in the house so remote areas deserts for miles you can find life you can truly see how strong mankind really is

  71. KarloonKomp

    KarloonKompPrije 20 dana

    My guy could've stolen the iron ore but you already do illegal stuff

  72. Cédric Perron

    Cédric PerronPrije 20 dana

    My reaction when he speaks French: wait i parle bin français... français de France mes bon

  73. combat wombat

    combat wombatPrije 20 dana

    Heap of people have done this on HRcharts....boring dude zzzzzzzzz

  74. Anthony Gregori

    Anthony GregoriPrije 20 dana

    Are u speaking french ?

  75. Kartikeya Mishra

    Kartikeya MishraPrije 21 dan

    Bro I would love to go on journey with you

  76. jeep1070

    jeep1070Prije 21 dan

    Thank you.

  77. Gaspode

    GaspodePrije 21 dan

    So have many hundreds of other people. You can pay $20 for the entire journey. $50 will get you a bed in the engineers cabin. I did this 5 years ago.

  78. WorldToysTour

    WorldToysTourPrije 21 dan

    I´m really ashamed what humans can be (like this).

  79. kautra12

    kautra12Prije 22 dana

    You need to do a collab with shiey

  80. Aaron Lorenz

    Aaron LorenzPrije 22 dana

    Bruh if you look at 12:57 there is a person walking beside the train. Look for yourself.

  81. Person 35

    Person 35Prije 18 dana

    wow noway

  82. Snox ಠ_ಠ

    Snox ಠ_ಠPrije 22 dana

    Jake Paul: *I highjacked the world most dangerous train!*

  83. ari throw

    ari throwPrije 23 dana

    The gratitude you showed at the end is the reason I am your subscriber. Love all your videos.

  84. chillieice

    chillieicePrije 23 dana


  85. muhamed chau

    muhamed chauPrije 24 dana

    Morocco not western Sahara 🇲🇦

  86. G M

    G MPrije 24 dana

    22 minutes of "whooooooo!" ing. Also; you knew it was dangerous, especially if even one of you fell off; why would you not try to avoid a disater? Instead plan A apparently was: Continue running around the carriage like idiots knowing that if one idiot falls of the other idiot will go and demand the conductor to halt a 2.5km long train in the middle of the desert because a train hopping tourist fell off.

  87. Miller-Smith Adventures

    Miller-Smith AdventuresPrije 25 dana

    Amazing job on the cinematic sequence near the end.

  88. Dirk

    DirkPrije 25 dana

    How fucking boring, this is vloggers mass tourism

  89. ᵀʰᵉ_ᴬᵘᵗᵒᵖʰⁱˡᵉ

    ᵀʰᵉ_ᴬᵘᵗᵒᵖʰⁱˡᵉPrije 25 dana

    Malayali ondo

  90. My Entertainment

    My EntertainmentPrije 26 dana

    Epic Drone Shorts❤

  91. Fathan Qoriba

    Fathan QoribaPrije 26 dana

    Is this the same train as one of pppeter's video?

  92. Isabella Neves

    Isabella NevesPrije 26 dana

    this is crazy af. damn.

  93. Thor

    ThorPrije 26 dana

    At, 12:57 there was just a Dude in the desert?!?!

  94. The Worst Critic

    The Worst CriticPrije 27 dana

    18:39 Does anyone else think he looks like a Rebel from star wars with the head wrap n goggles

  95. Stephen Adamson

    Stephen AdamsonPrije 27 dana

    The bad cord intringuingly tow because eagle comparatively alert pace a devilish crate. acid, wiry cheese

  96. N Rod

    N RodPrije 27 dana

    That was allot of water wasted at the end of the ride smh

  97. Matt Hoeh

    Matt HoehPrije 27 dana

    Tomas why did you wear a black shirt to the Saharah freaking desert

  98. vampov

    vampovPrije 27 dana

    This was staged they were like 3 cars back of the engine. The conductor must have known they were there. If you were really doing this it would be illegal and you wouldn't just hop on right behind the engine and dance around the whole time. Not to mention when it stops you have your lights going which would light up the night like crazy and you would be caught.

  99. Dianna

    DiannaPrije 28 dana

    Found it difficult to believe that Drew has traveled to 193 countries but still couldn’t sleep in that 1st hostel... smh

  100. Jordan Smith

    Jordan SmithPrije 9 dana

    @Encon 7 would you use one hand or two?

  101. Encon 7

    Encon 7Prije 14 dana

    @Alwnx Designs holy shit thats way lower income than i thought. i assumed a go pro was something like 300ish. imagine wacking that with the drone and the dude is set for more than an year O.O

  102. Alwnx Designs

    Alwnx DesignsPrije 14 dana

    @Encon 7 Lol 6 months? Nah dude. The average income of a person in Mauritania (the place where they were looking for shelter) is 20,000 Mauritanian Ouguiya or just $56! So just one of the GoPro (or any action camera) our guy had is worth 1 year of income for those guys. How crazy is that?

  103. Encon 7

    Encon 7Prije 14 dana

    bruh if i was broke and saw 2 white dudes come in with equipment worth like 6 months of my salary i'd jack them off the first opportunity i get

  104. Alwnx Designs

    Alwnx DesignsPrije 15 dana

    Maybe it's his experience travelling to 193 countries that made him feel uneasy about staying there.

  105. Mas Wildan

    Mas WildanPrije 28 dana

    Great experience 🙏🏼

  106. Monolith ZA

    Monolith ZAPrije 28 dana

    18:18 what is this exact song ive heard it before i need the name pls!!!

  107. MrStingray1985

    MrStingray1985Prije 28 dana

    So, Amtrak, basically

  108. Andrew Silva

    Andrew SilvaPrije 29 dana

    Other dude was so negative the whole time

  109. Jackrailfan

    JackrailfanPrije 29 dana

    Ah yes ore drags love them

  110. CoopyKat

    CoopyKatPrije 29 dana

    It's amazing how incredibly STUPID people can be do do something just for wannabe fame or atttention!!

  111. {bK}_AdityA Sharma

    {bK}_AdityA SharmaPrije 29 dana

    go watch shiey's video first then talk about toughness

  112. Neil Lobo

    Neil LoboPrije 29 dana

    The only thing ruining this video was that stupid clickbait Dominos ad.