Maps: Microsoft Atoroute Express 2000 Europe
The cog railway over the Jizera Mountains was founded like one
of the four in Austrian-Hungarian monarchy (k.k.=kaiserische-königliche). They had following common
features (Only the railways with public transport are mentioned. These
ones in private property, like the iron works in Ózd, I would like to
leave for more informed):
- european "normal" gauge (1435 mm)
- Abt's twin -cog
- powerfull steam cog locomotives from Floridsdorf machine
factory (near Wien)
- The first one, the austrian Erzbergbahn from Eisenerz to
Vordenberg, started the traffic in 1891. It goes through the Präbichl
pass - 1204 m. The regular traffic was ended in 1978. The museum traffic is
provided now. More information can be found on: http://ww.erzbergbahn.at
(this is right the home page of "museum verein") and http://home.arcor.de/horst.medenwaldt/urlaub/urlaub01.htm
, the only web page, where the photos of original steam locomotives I found.
- In 1896 begun the traffic on the cog railway
Tisovec - Hronská Polhora
- more information is on hyperlink:
6 year later - in 1902 starts the cog railway Tanvald - Kořenov
(Tannwald - Grünthal), (right this pages are informing about it)
In the 1907 starts the railway Subcetate -
Caransebes (Hátszeg-Váralja - Karánsebes) including the cog part
Sarmizeteguza - Bautar (Bauczár)
(Now in Romania).
Concerning the railway I found the old magazine article from 1973. Concerning
the romanian cog locomotives I found the article from 1981. The hyperlinks
to the articles are in this page header.
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