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A railroad on which the cars are moved by an endless cable driven by a stationary engine.
(Railways) a railway on which individual cars are drawn along by a strong cable or metal chain operated by a stationary motor
a railway on which the cars are pulled by a moving cable under the roadway.
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|Noun||1.||cable 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"