Definition of rack railway in English:

rack railway

Pronunciation /ˈrak ˌrālwā/ /ˈræk ˌreɪlweɪ/

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  • another term for cog railway

    ‘This was not the first rack railway in Switzerland, but it is still there, still steam, and is as good an example as one can now find.’
    • ‘The first rack railway was built in Rigi in 1873 and the one to Jungfrau mountain in 1898.’
    • ‘You can also take the easy option and ride the early morning rack railway up the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak.’
    • ‘To go over the Andes by rail entailed very steep gradients indeed, and when I come to write about rack railways I will come back to them.’
    • ‘Even today rack railways are not too uncommon in some countries, especially mountainous ones.’