Fell system

noun \ˈfel-\

Definition of Fell system

  1. :  a system of tracking for mountain railroads that uses a central elevated double-headed rail laid sideways and gripped tightly on each side by horizontal wheels attached to the locomotive

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Origin and Etymology of fell system

after Fell, 19th century engineer who used it in a mountain railway across Mont Cenis that was opened in 1868

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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