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elevated railway

(US) an urban railway track built on supports above a road
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  • They climb the steps of the elevated railway trains, and crowd them, and cram the cars until they fairly bulge.

  • The elevated railway is worked by means of what is known to engineers as an "endless rope."

  • About this time the elevated railway system was adopted in New York City.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Then the Stockholm man takes his new friend to a station to travel on the elevated railway through New York.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Getting on to the elevated railway, he was soon speeding in the direction of Central Park.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • Should there be an elevated railway, or a new avenue opened through the midst of the city?

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • Carleton, the engineer and statesman, believed that neither a subway nor an elevated railway would solve the problem.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • The tireless vigour of the throng, the ubiquitous rush of the elevated railway confused him.

    One Man's View

    Leonard Merrick
  • One of the stand-by "strikes" was a bill for reducing the elevated railway fare, which at that time was ten cents, to five cents.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • The elevated railway has already been tried to a limited extent, but is not regarded with much favor by the citizens.

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