Stopping points on the cruise:
Rio de Janeiro

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On arrival in Rio de Janeiro, we had a guide who took us on the Corovardo rack-and-pinion (cog-wheel) railway to the top of the mountain, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the top. The railway Mount Pilatus railway in Switzerland (q.v.): which is not surprising as the cars were built in Switzerland.

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Replica of railway car mounted on the roof of the lower terminus building the the rack railway to the top of Corcovardo
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Train approaching upper terminus
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Tower car used for maintaining the overhead wiring
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Car in siding at intermediate station
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Wheelset, with running wheels, cogwheel and gearbox
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At the loop, the driver controls the track switch by inserting and turning a key in a box mounted on a post.
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Train at the upper station
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Interior view of car
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View of pantograph and heat-dissipating restors for dynamic braking
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De-training at the lower terminus
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Top view of car at upper terminus
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