inclined railway


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inclined railway

n
(Railways) chiefly US a cable railway used on particularly steep inclines unsuitable for normal adhesion locomotives
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The civil engineering sister company of Mansell, Birse Civils, is providing new narrow gauge and inclined railways and an underground clay mine exhibit with associated surface buildings and a deep coal/iron ore minehead.
Working almost 3, 000ft underground they brought slabs of slate to the surface on steeply inclined railways for skilled slate workers to split.