Zahnradbahn (“Zacke”) Train

There’s an unusual train in Stuttgart, that goes through Degerloch on it’s way up the hill. The hill is so steep, simple moving wheels would slip too much, and the train would never get up the hill. To solve this problem (apparently back in the late 1800’s), they used a gigantic rack.

Zahnradbahn rack

Zahnradbahn Rack

Pretty neat.

 

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  1. […] sit at the cafe and drink beer and eat ice cream. It’s also the final destination of the Zacke, which I posted about earlier. Since the train winds up the mountain, there are some areas where it […]

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