cog railway

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railway for steep mountains

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And the amazing Gornergrat cog railway, the highest open-air cog railway in Europe, means that you can enjoy the gourmet dining experience whether skiing or on foot -- the Gornergrat Gourmet ticket will take you from the town right up to the Kulmhotel at 3,100m where you can enjoy an Apero Riche with local Valais delicacies followed by a trip (we did it on skis but you can do it on a sledge) down the mountain a short way to the amazing Hotel Riffelberg where they served a delicious three-course lunch.
Housed in the lower level of the Mount Washington State Park visitor center, the museum aims to explain the cold, wind, snow and ice to the 300,000 people who reach the summit by foot, car or cog railway each summer.
One of the technologies that's in consideration is the cog railway," Allegra says.
You see us everywhere--riding a cog railway up the Swiss Alps, navigating a houseboat in the locks on England's narrow canals, or spotting the Big Five in Kenya from a safari Jeep.
The world's highest cog railway," some six miles from my house, has been taking visitors to the top of the Peak since 1891.
The tourism in the region as affected as the cog railway that runs up the 4,302-metre (14,115ft) high Pikes Peak had to shut because of the rising smoke plumes in the air.
Live summit video from the 14,115-foot (4,302-metre) peak showed plumes of dark smoke billowing in the air, and a cog railway that ferries tourists up the side of the famous mountain was shut down because of the wildfires.
With a gradient of up to 48 per cent, it is the steepest cog railway in the world.
Europe's first cog railway - the Mount Rigi Railway which has been going since 1871 - took us slowly to the 6000ft summit.
He and the Horicon Improvement Company arranged for the Otis Engineering Company (of elevator fame) to build a cog railway, known as the Prospect Mountain Incline Railway, on the mountain.
Take the quaint cog railway up the Gornergrat Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys as well as of the Matterhorn, the most beautiful peak in the Alps.
Travel back in time with the island's charming cog railway and horse- drawn carriages.
With its stunning views of the Matterhorn, it is one of the busiest of Switzerland's 153 Berghutten, but to get there from Zermatt still involves a trip by cog railway followed by a three-hour hike across two glaciers and a scramble up a rock face.
Washington Cog Railway is its historical steam engines, a new diesel-powered locomotive has been added to the fleet, and it is being fueled by B20 biodiesel.
Moving on to New Hampshire he arrives in the midst of the Presidential Primaries, joining the campaign trail of doomed hopeful Mitt Romney, who barely gets a name-check before the scenery moves again, this time to the world's first cog railway, pushing trippers to the top of Mount Washington.