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elevated railway

(US) an urban railway track built on supports above a road
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  • Folsom saw her going up the steps to an elevated railway station.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • About this time the elevated railway system was adopted in New York City.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • 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
  • 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
  • The old graveyard stretches along Broadway, and in Church Street, behind, the elevated railway trains rush by every few minutes.

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

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • The elevated railway has already been tried to a limited extent, but is not regarded with much favor by the citizens.

  • 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.
  • We went down town by the elevated railway, and got out at Rector Street.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • The tireless vigour of the throng, the ubiquitous rush of the elevated railway confused him.

    One Man's View Leonard Merrick

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