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Niklaus Riggenbach (21 May 1817 – 25 July 1899) was the inventor of the Riggenbach rack system and the counter-pressure brake. He was also an engineer and locomotive builder.
He was from Rünenberg, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland, was born in Guebwiller, Alsace.