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- rack locomotive,
- rack off,
- rack one's brain,
- rack out,
- rack rail,
- rack saw,
- rack up,
Origin of rack railway
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for rack railway
The Harz is penetrated by several railways, among them a rack-railway up the Brocken, opened in 1898.
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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