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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. 2017.
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  • Never before had the ugliness of the elevated railroad struck him with such crushing hopelessness.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • One broiling day he had encountered Rogers on the elevated railroad.

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

  • "That's only enough for a street-car ride, and this is the elevated railroad," replied his blue-eyed sister.

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

  • His Missouri, Pacific and other lines, together with his elevated railroad schemes, are somewhat familiar topics with our readers.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • 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
  • So, as it was almost as near one way as it was the other, Mr. Bobbsey consented, and they set off for the elevated railroad.

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

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