It's the history behind the building of this railway that makes the trip worthwhile. This section of track was laid by Allied POW's and locals used as forced labor, under the Japanese Imperial Army during WW II. One can get off at a number of stations and the entire trip takes about 90 minutes. The ride is scenic but views of the mountains were obscured by field burning. One is assigned a specific coach and seat and water is provided. The train makes a stop on a curve where the restoration of the wooden part of the trestle can be seen. Worth your time.