elevated railroad

a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.
Also called el.

1865–70, Americanism

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elevated railway or elevated railroad
(US) an urban railway track built on supports above a road
elevated railroad or elevated railroad

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The site is bordered on the north by an elevated railroad embankment, on the other side of which sit other industrial properties.
Elevated railroad tracks were a part of the improvements to the railroad network.
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