rack railway

rack railway

rack railway ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. cog railway.

Origin of rack railway First recorded in 1880–85 Examples from the Web for rack railway Historical Examples of rack railway

  • The Harz is penetrated by several railways, among them a rack-railway up the Brocken, opened in 1898.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1


  • British Dictionary definitions for rack railway rack railway noun

    1. a steep mountain railway having a middle rail fitted with a rack that engages a pinion on the locomotive to provide tractionAlso called: cog railway
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