||Vall de Núria
Short look onto the cog railway in Pyrenee/Spain.
||zubacka.sk - The cog railwayTisovec - Pohronská Polhora
started to operate in 1896. It was built mainly in order to make the
transport between the ironworks of Tisovec, Podbrezová and Hronec easier.
As the original equipment survived the finish of foundry production, it
could be pronounced to national cultural monument in 2008.
After successful acquisition of the roman steam cog engine M40, the cog
railway became the only possibility in Europe to enjoy the ride on cog steam
train with standard european gauge
The model-railway page with the theme of the railway
Hirschberg - Polaun (now Jelenia Góra - Kořenov). German
Strecken der PHS und der DRG in Schlesien
Author: Thomas Scherrans
The successfull deploying of the electric trafic betwwen Dessau and Bitterfeld
in January 18th 1911 led to the decision to try electric
traction also on the railway with the difficult profile. Best fit the main
railway between Lauban and Königszelt. The railway in Slesien
mountains with the rising between 10 a 20 ‰ has the character of the
mountain railway. The freight import and the coal transport from
Waldenburg coal region promised enough cargo job. In July 30th 1911
the prussian land palament agreed with 9.9 bilon marks for the project of
the electrification including some secondary railways.
||90year of the electrification in
Author: Martin Boháč
In the year 2001, it was 90 years from starting electrification works on
the Slesien railways under the Krkonose mountains. The railway network
broad from Zhorelec (Görlitz) to Vratislav (Wroclaw, Breslau). It eas
connected to Czech railways in the two points, Mezimesti and Korenov
(Polubny, Polaun). As it was the first attempt to use the electric power
on the primary railroads in the very close neibourghood, let us drop
several lines about this history, starting from the year 1911 until the
political changes in1945. (Czech, lot of photos, tables and graphs).
Just walking by the railways and shooting photos. Some document photos and
historical facts (this site is a part of it). Do you know Silver arrow?
Karlstejn - not only the castle, Temelin not only the nuclear power plant.
The mystery rails to Orlik, saying good bye to steam traction in
Liberec 1980, artefacts on rails in Zlonice. (Czech, some parts in English
In 1903 was built one of the oldest electric railways with the 1435mm
gauge on the continent. Big site with the lto of photos (Czech)
||Steam locomotives in USA
Pictures, texts and other information on Wes Barriss's site. (English)
The site not only about the railways onto Pilatus (English, German)
SBB Brünigbahn - Beschreibung
The description of the narrow-gauge railway with the both adhesive and cog
traffic. Author: Stefan Dringenberg.
The link to the list of
sites with the narrow-gauge theme in Switzerland. German.
Jungfraubahnen - Beschreibung
Something similar about the railways under Jungfrau from the same author. Link
to the index of the
Swiss narrow-gauge railways.
The big list of the railways, locomotives and literature with the cog-rail
theme. Only few of pictures.
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mainly the lot of pictures of the well-known cog railway in USA.
The general information about the cog railways on the first sight - but if in
USA, so Mt.Washington.