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Date: 11/09/21 10:48
On our way to Zermatt
Author: edsaalig

I'm on the Glacier Express  about 45 minutes from Zermatt.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/21 10:54 by edsaalig.

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Date: 11/09/21 13:31
Re: On our way to Zermatt
Author: kurtarmbruster

What is the grooved channel between rails--not a cog, is it?



Date: 11/09/21 14:57
Re: On our way to Zermatt
Author: krm152

kurtarmbruster Wrote:
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> What is the grooved channel between rails--not a
> cog, is it?

It is a cog.
ALLEN



Date: 11/09/21 22:43
Re: On our way to Zermatt
Author: cricketer8for9

One of the few counties I know where there are cog railways which form part of the general transportation system (as opposed to being specifically tourist lines up hills and mountains). Zermatt, for example, is car free. 



Date: 11/09/21 23:58
Re: On our way to Zermatt
Author: railsmith

kurtarmbruster Wrote:
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> What is the grooved channel between rails--not a
> cog, is it?

More precisely, it is a rack. The cog is on the vehicle.

On this particular railway (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn), the Abt rack system is used.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/21 00:01 by railsmith.



Date: 11/10/21 06:00
Re: On our way to Zermatt
Author: gbmott

cricketer8for9 Wrote:
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> Zermatt, for example, is car free. 

, , , which results in there being a significant freight operation on the line as well. 
  -- Gordon

 






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