PESO - Queen at Shaw

Joseph McAllister pentaxian at
Thu Oct 15 03:24:16 EDT 2009

On Oct 14, 2009, at 22:01 , P. J. Alling wrote:

> The Railway running to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire  
> is a Cog Railway...

So true. It was the very first Cog Railway in the world, now widely  
copied on many a steep incline.

Funiculars are actually two cars connected by a cable that  
counterbalance each other as they go up and down the incline. Usually  
driven at the top by a pulley, but not always.

> Joseph McAllister wrote:
>> On Oct 12, 2009, at 15:16 , Joseph McAllister wrote:
>>> A Tram is a usually a large gondola car hanging from and moved by  
>>> wires to which it is fastened either permanently or by grippers to  
>>> transport users over any ground level obstacles. It can also be a  
>>> railcar that is fashioned to climb a very steep mountain or hill,  
>>> some powered by their own motive power and a counterweight, some  
>>> by cable drive powered at the top or bottom of the run.
>> Sorry, forgot to add that a Tram used to climb steep hills is also  
>> known as a "Funicular Railway".

Joseph McAllister
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