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elevated railroad

a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.
Also called el.
Origin of elevated railroad
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One broiling day he had encountered Rogers on the elevated railroad.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • "Reminds you of an elevated railroad, don't it," said Archer.

  • The average speed of local and express trains will exceed the speed made by the trains on any elevated railroad.

  • Just as the year 1879 had begun, a gigantic political promoting scheme for an elevated railroad in Brooklyn was attempted.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • The twelfth letter of the alphabet, captured some years ago for the purpose of describing the elevated railroad.

  • A notable case is that of the steel rails on the elevated railroad of New York.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • At the corner a train of the elevated railroad rushed by with a clattering roar and a trailing plume of white steam.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact Brander Matthews
  • The man did not see me as he turned to go up the steps of the elevated railroad station.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact Brander Matthews
  • And she has told me all about the 47 elevated railroad; she isn't a bit afraid to go on it, and I don't believe I should be.

    Quicksilver Sue

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Accident yesterday afternoon on the elevated railroad, and several people killed and wounded.

    They Looked and Loved Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller

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