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raji June 20, 2008 01:25 AM

Cog-rail
 
Hi,

What is the spanish equivalent for the "cog-rail".

Also I want to translate the phrase "winding it's way up the hill side".

"Enrollando su camino ...." - I am stuck.

Raji

Iris June 20, 2008 01:44 AM

I don't think there is a specific word,so I would simply say: tren, or tranvía. The sentence would be: subiendo por la ladera de la colina, subiendo por la colina.

raji June 20, 2008 01:55 AM

Thanks Iris

Tomisimo June 20, 2008 07:07 AM

First of all, I wasn't 100% sure what you meant by cog rail. A cog railway is a railway in the mountains or going up a hill. It has cogs and the locomotive has a cogwheel, thus ensuring traction.

Maybe you can partially explain what it is:
tranvía dentada
tranvía con dientes
tren con rueda dentada
tren de montaña con rueda dentada
un tren cog railway con rueda dentada para subir la pendiente
I don't know if any of those sound good in Spanish :)

winding it's way up the hill side

El tren culebreaba de lado a lado mientras subía la colina/pendiente/ladera. :?:

María José June 20, 2008 07:11 AM

You say trAnvía, David.
Your translation sounds a bit weird, but I cannot come with anything better that conveys the same idea as wind up.

Tomisimo June 20, 2008 07:14 AM

Is there a word for switchbacks in Spanish? This is when a road or trail goes back and forth from one side to the other to climb a hill, so that the road isn't so steep.

María José June 20, 2008 07:18 AM

It seems the best translation is camino o carretera en zigzag. At least that's what I found,not that I've ever heard it myself.

Tomisimo June 20, 2008 07:43 AM

Hmmm perhaps you could use zigzag de alguna forma para decir que the train was winding up the hill. :)

Alfonso June 21, 2008 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 10875)
Hmmm perhaps you could use zigzag de alguna forma para decir que the train was winding up the hill. :)

There exists the verb zigzaguear. I don't know if it's suitable for what you mean.

sosia June 22, 2008 02:50 PM

Mountain train: tren de cremallera
saludos :D

Tomisimo June 22, 2008 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sosia (Post 10981)
Mountain train: tren de cremallera
saludos :D

It looks like:

cog rail = cremallera
cog railway = cremallera

Rusty June 22, 2008 07:03 PM

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocarril_de_cremallera
http://www.cograilway.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EARfB59PNCY


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