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inclined railway

(mainly US) a cable railway used on particularly steep inclines unsuitable for normal adhesion locomotives
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  • An inclined railway, worked by means of cable to an elevation of fourteen hundred feet, leads to it.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • He sat opposite me on the inclined railway and I had a lot of fun keeping him guessing.

  • In principle it consists of an inclined railway, having eight rails, four for the "up" and as many for the "down" traffic.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
  • There had been shots fired in the night, in a sally on the inclined railway, and one of them had scored his arm.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • I was next driven to the inclined railway, to descend which would enable me to see the Falls from below.

  • Just beyond this point, at the top of the inclined railway, is to be obtained the best view of the steel arch bridge.

    The Niagara River Archer Butler Hulbert

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