gravity railroad

gravity railroad
noun or gravity railway
: a railroad on which the cars run by gravity down slopes after being hauled up shorter but steeper inclines by stationary engines

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a railroad depending partly on the force of gravity for motive power.

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gravity railroad,
a railroad in which gravity moves cars down an incline.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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