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Rack Railways: Rack Railway, John Blenkinsop, Da Lat-Thap Cham Railway, Transandine Railway, Rigi-Bahnen, Middleton Railway

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Rack Railway, John Blenkinsop, Rigi-Bahnen, Transandine Railway, Middleton Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Opicina Tramway, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Jungfraubahn, Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company, ÅŒigawa Railway Ikawa Line, Skitube Alpine Railway, Diakofto Kalavrita Railway, Petit Train de La Rhune, Stuttgart ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Rack Railway, John Blenkinsop, Rigi-Bahnen, Transandine Railway, Middleton Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Opicina Tramway, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Jungfraubahn, Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company, ÅŒigawa Railway Ikawa Line, Skitube Alpine Railway, Diakofto Kalavrita Railway, Petit Train de La Rhune, Stuttgart Rack Railway, Hölle Valley Railway, Pilatus Railway, Štrbské Pleso - Štrba Rack Railway, Achenseebahn, Schneebergbahn, Kahlenberg, Murg Valley Railway, Rittnerbahn, Mont Blanc Tramway, Corcovado Rack Railway, Chemin de Fer Du Montenvers, Cog Railway Tanvald-harrachov, Niklaus Riggenbach, Drachenfels Railway, Arica-La Paz Railway, Budapest Cog-Wheel Railway, Carl Roman Abt, Superga Rack Railway, Lyon Metro Line C, Schafbergbahn, Estrada de Ferro Santos-Jundiaí, Emil Strub, Eduard Locher. Excerpt: The Achenseebahn is a 6.78 kilometres (4.21 mi) long metre gauge railway running between Jenbach and Seespitz on Lake Achensee in Tyrol (Austria ). Some sections are so steep that it is necessary for a rack to be utilised making it Europe's oldest steam operated cog railway . Within its length it rises some 440 metres (1,444 ft) in height. The steeper sections use the Riggenbach rack system .History In 1886, Theodor Friedrich Freiherr von Dreifuss proposed to connect Jenbach to the Achensee. Despite concerns by villagers in the area, the proposal was supported by the monastery at Fiecht, which owned the Achensee and ran steam boats on the lake. Consent to build the line was given on 1 August 1888 by Emperor Franz Josef . The line was constructed by the Soenderop Company of Berlin . The official opening of the line was on 8 June 1889. The line originally ended a short distance short of the pier for the steamboats as it was intended to run a luggage service between See...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156720530
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/23/2010
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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