cable railway

[n] - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
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cable railway

funicular noun a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
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Cable railway

A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope wound about a cable winch system similar to a ski lift mechanism powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades. Many such were funicular railroads, where one descending load in part counterbalanced an ascendi
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