Open main menu

A mountain railway is a railway that operates in a mountainous region. It may operate through the mountains by following mountain valleys and tunneling beneath mountain passes, or it may climb a mountain to provide transport to and from the summit.

Mountain railways often use narrow gauge tracks to allow for tight curves in the track and reduce tunnel size and structure gauge, and hence construction cost and effort. Where mountain railways need to climb steep gradients, they may use steep grade railway technology, or even operate as funicular railways.

Contents

List of mountain railwaysEdit

ArgentinaEdit

AustraliaEdit

AustriaEdit

BoliviaEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

ChileEdit

ChinaEdit

ColombiaEdit

CroatiaEdit

EritreaEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GreeceEdit

Hong KongEdit

IndiaEdit

Isle of ManEdit

ItalyEdit

JapanEdit

MexicoEdit

New ZealandEdit

NorwayEdit

PeruEdit

RomaniaEdit

 
View from Oraviţa - Anina railway in 2010.

RussiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SpainEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

Taiwan (Republic of China)Edit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

VenezuelaEdit

VietnamEdit

Mountain railways in fictionEdit

The Culdee Fell Railway is featured in the book Mountain Engines, part of The Railway Series by Rev.W.Awdry.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Described by the operator, Linz AG Linien In German
  2. ^ Se construye Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Georgian Railway".
  4. ^ Map of Huancayo - Huancavelica
  5. ^ Apsheronsk railway
  6. ^ Tourist Railway
  7. ^ "Unsere Geschichte: Von der Visp-Zermatt-Bahn bis zur BVZ Holding AG" (in German, French, and English). Brig, Switzerland: BVZ Holding AG. Retrieved 2017-07-03.

External linksEdit