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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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The new cable railway has been constructed at the Sahil Park near the Kura River on the order of five-star hotel "Agsaray".
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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.
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* Catalog: The Cable Railway Company's System of Traction Railways for Cities and Towns, Cable Railway Co., San Francisco, April 16, 1881.
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