cable railway

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cable railway

n.
A railroad on which the cars are moved by an endless cable driven by a stationary engine.

cable railway

n
(Railways) a railway on which individual cars are drawn along by a strong cable or metal chain operated by a stationary motor

ca′ble rail`way


n.
a railway on which the cars are pulled by a moving cable under the roadway.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.cable railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending carscable railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cable car, car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
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
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In the first stage, the power-producing company Elektrani na Makedonija (ELEM) is going to invest over 30 million euros in constructing a new 6-seat cable railways and new ski slopes, in repairing the existing ski slopes, in constructing more car parks and in repairing the main road.
The index is only six pages and gives access largely by location, though a few topical terms appear: horsecar, lighting, brakes, cable railways. He admits this to be but a beginning (without promising to carry it forward himself).