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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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a railroad having locomotives with a cogged center driving wheel engaging with a cogged rail to provide traction for climbing steeper grades.
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|Noun||1.||cog railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction|
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