The railroad that was thought to be impossible to build is known as the worlds “most difficult railroad”. Liberal President Eloy Alfaro in alliance with two American brothers, Archer and John Harman, set out to conquer the mighty Andes. The capital city of Quito had been isolated for over 400 years, reaching the city was a 20 day journey filled with perils. Political and religious resistance built to oppose the grand construction. The history that united Ecuador and Quito to the outside world is filled with intrigue, wonder and tragedy.