rack railway


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rack railway

[′rak ′rāl‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A railway with a rack between the rails which engages a gear on the locomotive; used on steep grades.
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Price includes: Return flights from Liverpool John Lennon to Geneva Return airport to hotel transfers Five nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Comfort Hotel Mandallaz in Annecy A guided walking tour of Annecy A visit to Chamonix A trip on the historic Montenvers rack railway near Mont Blanc The services of a Tour Manager from Summer in Paris pounds 329.
Price includes return flights from Liverpool, airport to hotel transfers, 5 nights B&B at the 3-star Comfort Hotel Mandallaz, Annecy, a guided walking tour of Annecy, visit to Chamonix, plus a trip on the historic Montenvers rack railway near Mont Blanc and the services of a tour manager.
From the station at Llanberis, you get a ride on Britain's highest rack railway.