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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Mont Blanc Express Departs 4 June 2013 Price includes Return Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Paris and TGV connection to Geneva Six nights' half board accommodation in the Swiss Mountains Free time in Leysin Visits to Montreux & Chamonix Mont Blanc Journey on the Mont Blanc Express Journey on the rack railway to Rochers de Naye Journey on the Golden Pass line Journey on the Lotschberger Express Services of a Tour Manager Price includes Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Paris Overnight sleeper train to Madrid Return flight from Marrakech to Gatwick Eight nights' half board accommodation Guided coach tour of Madrid Guided tour of Rabat Full day excursion to Casablanca Guided walking tour of Marrakech Services of a Tour Manager www.
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.
This city has a well planned public transport system with buses, trolley buses, trams, a rubber-tyred underground, one steel wheel on steel rail underground line which is part rack railway and then runs over a former railway and a couple of funiculars for good measure.
Stadler Rail has completed the delivery of a second diesel locomotive for the metre-gauge SchafbergBahn, ready for the start of the April to October operating season on the steepest rack railway in Austria which climbs 1 190 m to the summit of the 1 783 m Schafberg.
It starts gently enough with a couple of trains (you can set a Swiss watch by their punctuality) and then comes one of the great travel experiences - the Jungfraujoch rack railway, 100 years old last month.
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.