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scenic railway

noun
1.
a railroad that carries its passengers on a brief tour of an amusement park, resort, etc.
Origin of scenic railway
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • It was Bobby's name for the peak at the top of the scenic railway.

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  • Not everybody can build a scenic railway and get it going right.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We had sausage together, and he has lost his position, and he's never been on the scenic railway, father.

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  • I, played with a boy one, afternoon at the scenic railway—my father is the manager, you know.

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  • Instead of conjugating a French verb, he made a sketch of the scenic railway.

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British Dictionary definitions for scenic railway

scenic railway

noun
1.
a miniature railway used for amusement in a park, zoo, etc
2.
a roller coaster
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