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.
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- cog in the wheel,
- cogan-reese syndrome,
Origin of cog railway
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called rack railway.
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mainly US other terms for rack railway
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