cog railway

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cog railway

A railway designed to operate on steep slopes and having a locomotive with a center cogwheel that engages with a cogged center rail to provide traction. Also called rack railway.

cog railway

(ˈkɒɡˌweɪ) or


(Railways) chiefly US other terms for rack railway

cog′ rail`way

a railroad having locomotives with a cogged center driving wheel engaging with a cogged rail to provide traction for climbing steeper grades.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cog railway - railway for steep mountainscog railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
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the wendelsteinringlinie connects in the summer season of each year on a circular line route among others bayrischzell, Sudelfeld, Oberaudorf, Flintsbach, Brannenburg, Groholzhausen, Bad feilnbach and fischbachau and ensures in particular for a meaningful networking of the railway lines between rosenheim and kufstein or between bayrischzell and holzkirchen on the one hand and the wendelstein cable car and the wendelstein cog railway on the other.
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See some of the world's oldest steam engines on the Achensee Cog Railway
The oldest steam cog railway in Europe has been puffing up and over the mountain to the turquoise waters of the lake at Achensee for the last 128 years.
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Linked to the Italian resort of Cervinia, there's some 360km of beautifully-maintained pistes, mountain-top hotels and restaurants reached by an efficient cog railway as a delightful alternative to cable cars and chairlifts (although they've lots of those, too), a chic and busy town with plenty of entertainment on offer after the pistes have closed .
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