inclined railway


noun
  1. mainly US a cable railway used on particularly steep inclines unsuitable for normal adhesion locomotives

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How to use inclined railway in a sentence

  • In principle it consists of an inclined railway, having eight rails, four for the "up" and as many for the "down" traffic.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism | Archibald Williams
  • I was next driven to the inclined railway, to descend which would enable me to see the Falls from below.

  • There had been shots fired in the night, in a sally on the inclined railway, and one of them had scored his arm.

    The Quickening | Francis Lynde
  • This much of the apparatus was really not unlike that of an ordinary inclined railway.

  • Just beyond this point, at the top of the inclined railway, is to be obtained the best view of the steel arch bridge.

    The Niagara River | Archer Butler Hulbert