elevated railroad


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el′evated rail′road


n.
a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets; el.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elevated railroad - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street levelelevated railroad - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
chute-the-chute, roller coaster, big dipper - elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)
Translations

elevated railroad

n (Am) → (ferrovia) soprelevata
References in classic literature ?
There was no one else in the place but the bartender, and as the man went out again Jurgis and Duane followed him; he went round the corner, and in a dark place made by a combination of the elevated railroad and an unrented building, Jurgis leaped forward and shoved a revolver under his nose, while Duane, with his hat pulled over his eyes, went through the man's pockets with lightning fingers.
Instead, taxicabs will be able to stand in an area under the elevated railroad tracks along the west side of Union Station.
Metro service has been suspended as Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers search for possible debris on elevated railroad tracks near where authorities reported the explosion, as metro-North trains are not leaving Grand Central Terminal, and southbound trains are being brought to the nearest station.
The proposals are for an attraction similar to New York's High Line, a little-known, long-abandoned elevated railroad that spans Manhattan and has been transformed into a public park and playground.
5 mile-long park built along the path of an old, elevated railroad trestle in Manhattan.
The latter was among several towers that helped revitalize Third Avenue following the demolition of the elevated railroad that once ran from the Bronx to Battery Park.
The DRA's plans are similar to New York's High Line, a little-known, longabandoned elevated railroad that spans Manhattan and has been transformed into a public park and playground.
Standing on the elevated railroad bed, he took advantage of the view.
The elevated railroad enables the protagonist to formulate a technological platform for what Edwin Cady refers to as realism's "common vision" (15) by knitting together contiguous parts of the city's social fabric without selecting or cutting it up into discrete visual fields.
Joshua David and Robert Hammond took it into their heads to preserve and repurpose a defunct stretch of elevated railroad on New York's West Side.
The man had taken with him a folding chair, his rifle, and a tripod to steady his rifle, and positioned himself upon an elevated railroad grade on a neighbor's property roughly 250 yards from a rural road.
An essay by Karein Goertz and Mick Kennedy traces the route of the Stadtbahn (S-Bahn), the elevated railroad that circles Berlin, through its eastern and western sections, which was constructed over one hundred years ago and re-connected in 1990.