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Definition of Gravity railway
Gravity railwayRailroad Rail"road`, Railway Rail"way`, n.
1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of
iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks
for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a
bed or substructure.
Note: The modern railroad is a development and adaptation of
the older tramway.
2. The road, track, etc., with al the lands, buildings,
rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and
constituting one property; as, certain railroad has been
put into the hands of a receiver.
Note: Railway is the commoner word in England; railroad the
commoner word in the United States.
Note: In the following and similar phrases railroad and
railway are used interchangeably:
Atmospheric railway, Elevated railway, etc. See under
Atmospheric, Elevated, etc.
Cable railway. See Cable road, under Cable.
Perry railway, a submerged track on which an elevated
platform runs, fro carrying a train of cars across a water
Gravity railway, a railway, in a hilly country, on which
the cars run by gravity down gentle slopes for long
distances after having been hauled up steep inclines to an
elevated point by stationary engines.
Railway brake, a brake used in stopping railway cars or
Railway car, a large, heavy vehicle with flanged wheels
fitted for running on a railway. [U.S.]
Railway carriage, a railway passenger car. [Eng.]
Railway scale, a platform scale bearing a track which forms
part of the line of a railway, for weighing loaded cars.
Railway slide. See Transfer table, under Transfer.
Railway spine (Med.), an abnormal condition due to severe
concussion of the spinal cord, such as occurs in railroad
accidents. It is characterized by ataxia and other
disturbances of muscular function, sensory disorders, pain
in the back, impairment of general health, and cerebral
disturbance, -- the symptoms often not developing till
some months after the injury.
Underground railroad or railway.
(a) A railroad or railway running through a tunnel, as
beneath the streets of a city.
(b) Formerly, a system of co["o]peration among certain
active antislavery people in the United States, by
which fugitive slaves were secretly helped to reach
Note: [In the latter sense railroad, and not railway, was
used.] ``Their house was a principal entrep[^o]t of the
underground railroad.' --W. D. Howells.
Meaning of Gravity railway from wikipedia
- A gravity railroad
(American English) or gravity railway
(British English) is a railroad
on a slope
cars carrying minerals
or p****engers to...
- that was built
in 1827 and operated until
1932. It was the second gravity railway constructed
in the United
was used by the Lehigh
and Hudson Railway
, the 1820s-built Delaware
and Hudson Canal Company Gravity Railroad
Railroad') was a historic gravity railroad
- Aberllefenni Slate Quarry
the Corris Railway
. This form of incline
has the advantages
of a gravity balance system
with the added ability
on the Warsaw–Vienna Railway
(in Poland). In the US, there
were only very few old gravity
yards; one of the few gravity yards
in operation today
for more thrilling track
designs. The earliest gravity railways
in the United States
were used primarily
coal down mountains...
such as the Everest pattern theodolite
with its lower center
. Railway engineers working
in the 1830s in Britain commonly referred
to a theodolite...
the invention relates
to the gravity double track switchback railway
the inclined plane railway
in 1878 by Richard
of the nation's second
railroad, the Summit
Hill and Mauch Chunk Gravity Railway
to ship coal out, and opened multiple mines throughout Coaldale
- mid-19th century. Manchester Turnpike Chesterfield Gravity railway Richmond
and Danville Railway
, from Richmond, Virginia, southwest toward
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