Mountain railway

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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, in order to provide transport to and from its summits.

Mountain railways often, but by no means always, use narrow gauge to allow for tight curves in the track and reduce tunnel size and structure gauge, and hence construction cost and effort. Where a mountain railways need to climb steep gradients, they may use steep grade railway technology, or even operate as funicular railways.

List of mountain railways[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Isle of Man[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Mexico[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

Peru[edit]

Romania[edit]

View from Oraviţa - Anina railway in 2010.

Russia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Mountain railways in fiction[edit]

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

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