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This appears to be the same Abt rack system technology as is used on the Manitou and Pike's Peak Cog Railway. It has a maximum grade of 25%. The entire system is equipped with racks; there is no adhesion-only section.


by asdf on Thu Sep 12th, 2013 at 12:11:22 PM EST
... I presume you are referring to the Monitou and Pike's Peak Cog railway? As the system pictured in the diary seems to have a mix of both, and that site describes Swiss systems having a mix of both.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Sep 12th, 2013 at 11:23:01 PM EST
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Right, the Pike's Peak system has racks extending even into the car shops.

by asdf on Fri Sep 13th, 2013 at 12:45:51 PM EST
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