funicular rail way

funicular railway

noun
a short, very steep railway having two parallel sets of tracks, upon each of which runs a car or train raised or lowered by means of a cable that simultaneously lowers or raises the other car or train in such a way that the two are approximately counterbalanced.

Origin:
1885–90

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funicular railway

noun
a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars [syn: cable railway
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