rack railway

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railway for steep mountains

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The cogwheel train took the strain and I was at the top in 30 minutes, compared with four hours if I had taken the 'on foot' option.
The panoramic sweep takes in The Rigi, called locally the "Queen of Mountains", considered by many to have the best view of all Swiss peaks from its top, and now easily reached by boat, cogwheel train and cable car.
At many stops you can hop off and get on a cable car and take a ride to the summit or take a cogwheel train up the slopes.
The 10-day trip costs pounds 343 per person and includes six nights in Hopfgarten, including excursions on the Gisela Train to Zell am See, a journey on the cogwheel train to Achonsee and a trip on the Zillertal steam train to Mayrhofen.
To reach the summit today, most visitors ride a cogwheel train up the mountainside, then climb a flight of steep staircases to the statue and viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic Ocean.