rack railway

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Synonyms for rack railway

railway for steep mountains

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In Zermatt, as in many parts of Europe, cog trains are the key ingredient.
The cog train that carries visitors to the 3,200-metre summit had been considered an essential part of any tourist trip.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour begins as you head to the Cosme Velho station to catch the cog train for a journey through the dense Atlantic Rain Forest of Tijuca, and on to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain.
You can reach it either by a cog train from the little station at Rua Cosme Velho (about EUR10 return) or on a helicopter which sweeps across the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, circles the statue and after 10 minutes deposits you on the hilltop of Dona Marta Belvedere.
Another sightseeing must is a trip on the cog train up the Corcovado Mountain, 3,000ft above Rio.