cog railway

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cog railway railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
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Usage

In literature:

The cog-wheel railway is able to transport a large number of excursionists to the top of the mountain in the course of the morning.
"Their Pilgrimage" by Charles Dudley Warner
Cog railways now take the tourists up some of the mountains.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
At the foot of the mountain we changed from the slowly moving sleds to the car of a cog-wheel railway, which carried us up the steep incline.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
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In news:

Pikes Peak Cog Railway sees more traffic.
Business is starting to pick up again for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer.
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway carried tourists to the top of "America's Mountain" for the first time Thursday since the Waldo Canyon fire broke out Saturday afternoon.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the oldest operating cog in the world and a National Historic Landmark, is like the Little Engine That Could.
Business is starting to pick up again for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway .
Cog Railway Is Running Again After Waldo Canyon Fire.
The Cog is one of only two coal-fired, mountain-climbing steam railways in the world.
Posts Tagged 'Pikes Peak Cog Railway .
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