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View synonyms for elevated railroad

elevated railroad

noun

  1. a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of elevated railroad1

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Example Sentences

Accident yesterday afternoon on the elevated railroad, and several people killed and wounded.

At the corner a train of the elevated railroad rushed by with a clattering roar and a trailing plume of white steam.

The man did not see me as he turned to go up the steps of the elevated railroad station.

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.

Not if you were to build an elevated railroad around it and run ten trains per minute, day and night.

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