cog railway


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cog railway

[¦käg ′rāl‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A steep railway that employs a cograil that meshes with a cogwheel on the locomotive to ensure traction.
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And the amazing Gornergrat cog railway, the highest open-air cog railway in Europe, means that you can enjoy the gourmet dining experience whether skiing or on foot -- the Gornergrat Gourmet ticket will take you from the town right up to the Kulmhotel at 3,100m where you can enjoy an Apero Riche with local Valais delicacies followed by a trip (we did it on skis but you can do it on a sledge) down the mountain a short way to the amazing Hotel Riffelberg where they served a delicious three-course lunch.
At this time, Manitou Springs and the Railway Depot are not threatened, however, as a precautionary move, we are not running trains today," the Pikes Peak Cog Railway authorities said in a statement on Monday.
With a gradient of up to 48 per cent, it is the steepest cog railway in the world.
Europe's first cog railway - the Mount Rigi Railway which has been going since 1871 - took us slowly to the 6000ft summit.
Take the quaint cog railway up the Gornergrat Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys as well as of the Matterhorn, the most beautiful peak in the Alps.
Travel back in time with the island's charming cog railway and horse- drawn carriages.
With its stunning views of the Matterhorn, it is one of the busiest of Switzerland's 153 Berghutten, but to get there from Zermatt still involves a trip by cog railway followed by a three-hour hike across two glaciers and a scramble up a rock face.
Moving on to New Hampshire he arrives in the midst of the Presidential Primaries, joining the campaign trail of doomed hopeful Mitt Romney, who barely gets a name-check before the scenery moves again, this time to the world's first cog railway, pushing trippers to the top of Mount Washington.
My 12-year-old daughter Lara sat enthralled as the tiny cog railway strained its way up to 1,274 metres through a Narnia-like landscape of ice, half-frozen waterfalls and snow-bowed trees.
Near the summit visitor center and cog railway line sits the Army's Maher Memorial Altitude Laboratory, the base of operations to conduct alpine research and house study volunteers.
Air Force Academy, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and an excursion to the top of Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway.
These include the underground, the trams, buses, the cog railway, the funicular railway and the narrow gauge line which takes you up into the hills overlooking Budapest.