funicular railway


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funic′ular rail′way


n.
a very steep cable railway operating in such a way that the ascending and descending cars are counterbalanced.
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Noun1.funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending carsfunicular 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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Translations

funicular railway

[fjuːˌnɪkjʊləˈreɪlweɪ] Nfunicular m
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Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) today proposed the setting up of a funicular railway museum and gallery on the hilltop.
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Earlier this month it emerged that the funicular railway that serves the CairnGorm Mountain ski area would have to be closed for "several weeks" after a routine inspection revealed problems with the structures that support the track.
The brainchild of Scottish entrepreneur Mr Alexander Findlay Smith, The Peak Tram was the first cable funicular railway in Asia, built primarily to help increase trade to Mr Smith's hotel which stood at the top of The Peak.
THE news that Ebbw Vale funicular railway is out of order more than it is working would be hilarious if it were not the council taxpayers who were footing the PS52,000 bill for its annual maintenance...and, despite eurocash, no doubt a substantial part of the PS2.3m construction cost.
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