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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.
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cog railway

(ˈkɒɡˌweɪ) or


(Railways) chiefly US other terms for rack railway
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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.]
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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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See some of the world's oldest steam engines on the Achensee Cog Railway? Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager ?
If so, board a Cog railway train at Montreux station, which will take you through some of Switzerland's most beautiful landscapes to the summit at Rochers de Naye.
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The cog railway took us up the steep incline to the castle, where we were welcomed into a bygone era with tales of myth and legend.
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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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Just forty miles beyond Hall tourists board Tyrol's first mountain cog railway which began service in 1889.
You may wish to travel on the Achenseebahn; (extra cost) the oldest steam cog railway in Europe.
It has probably earned its tag because it is possible to reach the summit not only on foot but by car or cog railway (as we did).
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