Definition of cable railroad in English:

cable railroad

Translate cable railroad into Spanish


  • A railroad along which cars are drawn by a continuous cable.

    ‘They are in this archive shown all on this page no matter if they are technically cable railroads or freely moving cog wheeler trains.’
    • ‘The Peak Tramway is one of the steepest cable railroads in the world.’
    • ‘The London and Blackwell Railway had the first cable railroad in 1840.’
    • ‘As is apparent from FIG.1, the illustrated cable railroad comprises two cars, movable on rails and connected by a traction cable trained around a reversing pulley near the top station.’
    • ‘The climb from the bay to the Fira can be made by foot for those who want to try their strength, climbing 600 steps of the road, or with cable railroad.’