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.
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It was their intention to make the Springs the turning point of the trip, with a side trip by the cog railway to Pike's Peak.The Rover Boys on a Tour | Arthur M. Winfield
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mainly US other terms for rack railway
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