Definition of Overhead railway
1. Noun. A railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level.
Generic synonyms: Railroad, Railroad Line, Railway, Railway Line, Railway System
Specialized synonyms: Big Dipper, Chute-the-chute, Roller Coaster
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Literary usage of Overhead railway
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1. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1898)
"THE LIVERPOOL overhead railway AND DOCKS. By SB Cottrell, M. fast. CE HE Liverpool Docks, justly accounted one of the wonders of modern commerce, ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"The Liverpool overhead railway and the Southern Extension of it. By SB COTTRELL. 4. ... overhead railway ..."
3. The Electrical Engineer (1893)
"It is, of course, set parallel with and between the line rails, which form the return circuit from motors Liverpool overhead railway. ..."
4. The Electrical Engineer (1892)
"They will leave the rails altogether upon the completion of the overhead railway, which will afford a means of transit at least three times as rapid, ..."
5. The Law Relating to Electric Lighting, Traction and Power by John Shiress Will (1903)
"By the Mersey overhead railway Company Act, 1888 (51 & 52 Viet. ch. ex.), the Liverpool overhead railway Company was incorporated with power to carry out ..."