Telpher line

an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A telpher line was built to transport clay from the Hampden estate pits to the local railway.
It is also said to be particularly suitable for use in maintaining gaps on telpher lines on suspension hanger conveyors and on small transport vehicles.