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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

cable railway

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Tenders are invited for Laying, testing & commissioning of 11KV underground XLPE cable Railway crossing for new AG feeder bifurcation from Mangrol AG feeder at near village Vankal under jurisdiction of Mangrol s/dn under Bardoli division.
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A cable railway can take you half-way up the mountain for a close-up view of the impressive falls, but you then need a bit of stamina and a strong pair of legs if you want to walk to the bridge above the waterfall.
La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world's highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.
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The resort is enclosed by the headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme, and weather permitting, visitors can take in the view from the Great Orme by cable railway or cabin lift.
Built in 1974, the cable railway was first the first of its kind to burrow through a mountainside.
The funicular cable railway was believed to be the first of its kind to burrow through a mountainside when it was built in 1974.
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