Elevated railway
Elevated El"e*va`ted, a. Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevated thoughts. [1913 Webster]

{Elevated railway}, one in which the track is raised considerably above the ground, especially a city railway above the line of street travel. [1913 Webster]


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