cog railway
noun Date: 1896 a steep mountain railroad that has a rail with cogs engaged by a cogwheel on the locomotive to ensure traction

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  • cog railway — n. a railway for a very steep grade with traction supplied by a central cogged rail that meshes with a cogwheel on the engine …   English World dictionary

  • cog railway — cog′ rail way n. rai a railroad having locomotives with a cogged center driving wheel engaging with a cogged rail to provide traction for climbing steeper grades • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cog railway — noun railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction • Syn: ↑rack railway • Hypernyms: ↑railway, ↑railroad, ↑railroad line, ↑railway line, ↑railway system …   Useful english dictionary

  • cog railway — a railroad having locomotives with a cogged center driving wheel engaging with a cogged rail, to provide sufficient traction for climbing steeper grades than is possible with ordinary wheels. Also called rack railway. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cog railway — /kɒg ˈreɪlweɪ/ (say kog raylway) noun Chiefly US → rack railway …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cog railway Tanvald–Harrachov — Cog railway Tanvald Harrachov Legend …   Wikipedia

  • Cog railway Tanvald-Harrachov — is a standard gauge cog railway in Europe. It connects the municipalities Tanvald, Kořenov and Harrachov in the Czech Republic. The railway was built in 1902 with the intention to connect the lines Liberec Jablonec Tanvald and Jelenia Góra… …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Washington Cog Railway — For the defunct railway in Los Angeles, see Los Angeles and Mount Washington Railway. Mount Washington Cog Railway Track with rack Locale Coös County, New Hampshire, USA …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Washington Cog Railway — Streckenlänge: gesamt: 4,8 km Spurweite: 1.422 mm Stationen und Kunstbauwerke …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Green Mountain Cog Railway — Infobox rail railroad name=Green Mountain Cog Railway gauge=RailGauge|4ft start year=1883 end year=1890 length=1.1 miles hq city=Eagle Lake locale=MaineThe Green Mountain Cog Railway was a narrow gauge mountain railway built to carry tourists to… …   Wikipedia

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