Completed in 1902 the Devil's Nose Train originally ran
for about 200 miles between Guayaquil and Quito, though a much
smaller section survives today. The railway got its name for the
'Devil's Nose' through which it passes - a truly spectacular
mountain pass in which the line achieves a height difference of
almost 3,000ft through a series of switchbacks.
This section of the line is still open today, and forms part of an exhilarating journey through beautiful, verdant mountain scenery and idyllic market towns. Naturally very popular with tourists, the line is also a favourite of rail enthusiasts, who appreciate the outstanding engineering skill required to complete the line.