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 CastlePred 3 meseci

    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. Syafi Hamdani

    Syafi HamdaniPred 3 dnevi


  3. Audi

    AudiPred 4 dnevi

    @Yes Theory omgg you said that!

  4. Wallus

    WallusPred 10 dnevi


  5. Bilal Q

    Bilal QPred 16 dnevi

    @choppy hopefully you will

  6. choppy

    choppyPred 18 dnevi

    @Bilal Q pakistan is beautiful i hope to visit one day

  7. T Chambers

    T ChambersPred 4 urami

    i've never seen your channel before...but i come here and one of the first things i hear is you saying fucking EYERUN instead of iron. well sick. now i'm mad...

  8. Cristian Guzman

    Cristian GuzmanPred 5 urami

    yo how the fuck did u check your lactation

  9. Stan

    StanPred 8 urami

    I thought that was xqc in the thumbnail

  10. Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir LeninPred 8 urami

    Somehow I'm not surprised that Drew was with you. Like of course he is.

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  13. p kerit

    p keritPred 15 urami

    bald and beautiful did this before you

  14. H Ben

    H BenPred 18 urami

    carries iron or...what?

  15. H Ben

    H BenPred 7 urami

    @Pablo Escobar I know hahahaha

  16. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo EscobarPred 9 urami

    iron ore

  17. T0biT'$ L!f3 (Tobias)

    T0biT'$ L!f3 (Tobias)Pred 20 urami


  18. Floyd Barker

    Floyd BarkerPred 23 urami

    Ok Shiey....your move bro!

  19. Carl-Fredrik Johansson

    Carl-Fredrik JohanssonPred 23 urami

    That is the coolest thing!!!

  20. jayk778

    jayk778Pred 23 urami

    shiey would do this in his sleep! not trying to take anything away from these guys tho , epic trip!

  21. NK Shukla

    NK ShuklaPred 23 urami

    I feel like amazing after watching the video. Thanks for bringing me the vibe man

  22. NK Shukla

    NK ShuklaPred 23 urami

    Guys, this is a special edition of Thomas and Friends xD

  23. NK Shukla

    NK ShuklaPred 23 urami

    We don't want Netflix, we already have Yes Theory!!!

  24. Matt Gie

    Matt GiePred dnevom

    Sell it to Discovery or something production level is on point

  25. Whitelivesmatter

    WhitelivesmatterPred dnevom

    This should be a 30 minute show on cable.

  26. Team Zybe

    Team ZybePred dnevom

    How do they get the drone to work in the middle of a desert 🤷

  27. Nigel Lozane

    Nigel LozanePred dnevom

    What a Movie

  28. Marzuq Janwar

    Marzuq JanwarPred dnevom

    drew in orange was sooow cute haha lol

  29. Baskets Resale

    Baskets ResalePred dnevom

    Very cool

  30. M - v- P

    M - v- PPred dnevom

    lol, no adventure .. save trip.

  31. LittleTimmyJr

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  32. Digital Willis

    Digital WillisPred dnevom

    whats the point in the mask if hes gonna take it off to talk???

  33. Vishal Sharma

    Vishal SharmaPred 2 dnevi

    This is the coolest video i ever watch 👍❤️

  34. J.J. Kindall

    J.J. KindallPred 2 dnevi

    Imagine building the tracks

  35. Jeff Cabo

    Jeff CaboPred 2 dnevi

    I'm jealous of this experience.

  36. Divyanshu Singh

    Divyanshu SinghPred 2 dnevi

    Yes nature is harsh but ......where you enjoy every little moment is the lap of mother nature !! ❤️😍

  37. Cyron Bassett

    Cyron BassettPred 2 dnevi

    At 12:26 was there someone walking😳😳

  38. DialitY RUG

    DialitY RUGPred 2 dnevi

    Ay man je savais pas t'etais francais

  39. Ezylann

    EzylannPred 2 dnevi

    this made me so happy for some strange reason

  40. seth_fto

    seth_ftoPred 2 dnevi

    shiey should do this

  41. Bacatan Bacatan

    Bacatan BacatanPred 3 dnevi

    How I wish u guys could travel to Philippines.

  42. Kyle F

    Kyle FPred 3 dnevi

    They probably could of just asked the crew?

  43. Madan Gopal

    Madan GopalPred 3 dnevi

    Shiey fans hit like 👍🏻

  44. Syed M.Feroz

    Syed M.FerozPred 3 dnevi

    Imagine the train driver watching this video 😂😂💀

  45. Laisa hh

    Laisa hhPred 3 dnevi

    Sahara desserts so scary

  46. Laisa hh

    Laisa hhPred 3 dnevi

    Imagine being the driver though. I wonder how much fuel it takes.

  47. Laisa hh

    Laisa hhPred 3 dnevi

    Being the driver for the train oml

  48. Laisa hh

    Laisa hhPred 3 dnevi

    Might as well make it legal

  49. arkhamkillzone

    arkhamkillzonePred 3 dnevi

    Uneducated people use the Lords name in trivial situations. It's what they see in movies and can't express them selves so let others lead the way for them. It's actually very sad. I refuse to sub to peoples channel who use the Lords name like that.

  50. tder

    tderPred 3 dnevi

    A bit dramatic by them

  51. Turtle 2

    Turtle 2Pred 3 dnevi


  52. TheFox Man

    TheFox ManPred 3 dnevi

    fear of corona?

  53. rebecca hartmann

    rebecca hartmannPred 3 dnevi

    You guys are so wild I love it

  54. Forethought X

    Forethought XPred 3 dnevi

    how did you guys get those pan out shots of the train?

  55. Building&Filming

    Building&FilmingPred 3 dnevi

    I remember when this channel had less than a million…wow.

  56. Technul

    TechnulPred 3 dnevi


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    TechnulPred 3 dnevi

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  59. A P

    A PPred 4 dnevi

    What the actual fuck u are crazy bro good video 😂

  60. Carlos Vasquez

    Carlos VasquezPred 4 dnevi

    Want to talk about dangerous train, look into La Bestia (the beast) that crosses through Mexico

  61. Anthony d

    Anthony dPred 4 dnevi

    Hey those wind turbine will destroy ecosystem and kill birds but great video

  62. Khaleb Arimbay

    Khaleb ArimbayPred 4 dnevi

    His friend has traveled 193 countries while I'm here watching youtube videos and barely even traveled my own country.

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    Howell EvansPred 4 dnevi


  66. Uzair Zaheer

    Uzair ZaheerPred 4 dnevi

    Islam teaches all Muslims to be hospitable to all guests with utmost care, this was more than a beautiful gesture by Amar’s dad’s friend, this was an act of worship🙌

  67. YakPaks truck

    YakPaks truckPred 4 dnevi

    Im amazed that they think the conductor will just stop because a hitch hiker fell off lol

  68. Yes Yes

    Yes YesPred 4 dnevi

    lmao exactly what I was thinking

  69. ThePartyBrooo

    ThePartyBroooPred 4 dnevi

    they speak french there??

  70. J B

    J BPred 4 dnevi

    Congratulations, a 40kg Thai girl beat you to it by 2 years!

  71. AnuTime19

    AnuTime19Pred 4 dnevi

    The best part of the trip was probably the night sky which you guys pretty much left out.

  72. Robert Taylor

    Robert TaylorPred 4 dnevi

    If I ever go to your country please dont make me eat wierd stuff! Dont all pressure me into eating boiled sheep brains or something like that. We have pig blood pudding here. I dont serve foreign people raw pig blood pudding. I dont make you eat fish and chips. I dont want any kind of offal and i dont want to share a plate and eat with my hands. Just make me beef burger and chips with some ketchup. DONE THANKS!

  73. Sir Sugar Nips

    Sir Sugar NipsPred 4 dnevi

    Anyone else discover this first in Bald and Bankrupt?

  74. Marley Jingco

    Marley JingcoPred 4 dnevi

    Shiey would laugh at them

  75. Hunter Bailey

    Hunter BaileyPred 4 dnevi

    When yaw scoopin I wanna join yaw lol

  76. Qwerty Qwerty

    Qwerty QwertyPred 4 dnevi

    I want to stand greater than my fear and travel everywhere one day ✈️🙂


    RAHUL KUMARPred 4 dnevi

    People who dislike this video are those always stays at home 1

  78. Yuhichangedmyname

    YuhichangedmynamePred 5 dnevi

    The scorch trials

  79. nonstopmlg20

    nonstopmlg20Pred 5 dnevi

    That was badas

  80. RHEC ICE

    RHEC ICEPred 5 dnevi


  81. DustyBalz

    DustyBalzPred 5 dnevi

    So what's with the random guy walking through the middle of the desert

  82. Boberman

    BobermanPred 2 dnevi

    wandering trader

  83. Lanzters Gaming

    Lanzters GamingPred 5 dnevi

    Remember when PPPeter rode on this train?

  84. Fawaz Faiz

    Fawaz FaizPred 5 dnevi

    truely an amazing adventure in the middle I thought I was a watching an epic movie. Amazing guys.

  85. AJ Drums

    AJ DrumsPred 5 dnevi

    True Meaning Of Seeking Discomfort

  86. Janice Seaver

    Janice SeaverPred 5 dnevi

    It’s an E-ticket ride!

  87. Hector Gonçalvel

    Hector GonçalvelPred 5 dnevi

    wait... can you legally hitchhike trains there??

  88. Mercedes Manuel

    Mercedes ManuelPred 5 dnevi

    I literally dream of living this life... just getting to do one adventure after the next. #Goals

  89. ReallySadMan

    ReallySadManPred 5 dnevi

    train starts at 9:20

  90. Nick Bungus

    Nick BungusPred 5 dnevi

    “Seek discomfort” then complains the entire video

  91. Shawna Elliott

    Shawna ElliottPred 5 dnevi


  92. Joshua Furlong

    Joshua FurlongPred 5 dnevi

    12:10 bold of you to assume those drivers would give a single fucking molecule of a shit about either of you LOL

  93. Kayfa Che

    Kayfa ChePred 5 dnevi

    Lol nobody cares covid

  94. plague

    plaguePred 6 dnevi

    You've heard of Polar express get ready for...

  95. Eric Cartman

    Eric CartmanPred 6 dnevi

    no one cares about ur covid tests.. get to the video

  96. SelanGkir BurunG

    SelanGkir BurunGPred 6 dnevi

    what is this? sandpiercer?

  97. I agree with you, but

    I agree with you, butPred 6 dnevi

    The video would of be alot better with more shoots of scenery and less talking

  98. Lil Igloo

    Lil IglooPred 6 dnevi

    The peed in each other’s bum

  99. Michael Howard

    Michael HowardPred 6 dnevi

    You should’ve really considered wearing protective breathing apparatus such as a dust mask or respirator with a particle cartridge. Just my opinion

  100. Umberto maresca

    Umberto marescaPred 4 dnevi

    @Michael Howard Oh!ok than welcome to the club Michael..hehehe..yeah really in our seamen careers we go trough a lot of troubles, a bit as adventurers..what I'm missing since I retired...Just enjoying these lads journeys to recall my best times..Ciao Michael all the best...stay safe.

  101. Michael Howard

    Michael HowardPred 5 dnevi

    @Umberto maresca right on, love the sailing insight and I think that’s where I formed my opinion lol chipping paint or cutting steel on deck without proper PPE and the subsequent black boogers I’ve picked out of my nose, with a terrible feeling that it’s probably already made a layer in my lungs ☹️ takes that first realization to never forget proper breath protection

  102. Umberto maresca

    Umberto marescaPred 5 dnevi

    Hi Michael.. I totally agree..I've been there long ago on a merchant vessel loading that incredibly thin dusty mineral..the air in port is unbreathable, getting inside of ship's quarters and cabins..we left Noadibou resembling a red rock..hehehe...Kudos to the amazing guys..I really enjoy their crazy adventures...amazing videos ...

  103. Václav Drobný

    Václav DrobnýPred 6 dnevi

    "Extreme physical challenge..." yeah, that's why you still had enough strenght to keep whooooooooing in every possible moment. Yeah. Seemed terrible.

  104. CoCo BeatZ

    CoCo BeatZPred 6 dnevi

    15:03 Don’t know why, just thought of James Franco😂

  105. Ночная Папочка

    Ночная ПапочкаPred 6 dnevi

    кто из России? Kto iz Rossii?

  106. Ночная Папочка

    Ночная ПапочкаPred 6 dnevi

    El Vira El loco poco!

  107. Ночная Папочка

    Ночная ПапочкаPred 6 dnevi


  108. Ночная Папочка

    Ночная ПапочкаPred 6 dnevi

    почему нету перевода на Русский? и почему так много просмотров?

  109. Jessica Steuer

    Jessica SteuerPred 6 dnevi

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  111. Farshad Sadri

    Farshad SadriPred 6 dnevi

    You got more DRAMATIC instead of authentic! 🤔 While the journey was cool and unique experience, it's less interesting compared to your previous videos! 🙃

  112. purr

    purrPred 6 dnevi

    u lied about the stars