scenic railway


chiefly British
: a miniature railway (as in an amusement park) with artificial scenery along the way

Examples of scenic railway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Given its small size and excellent connectivity via scenic railway, many travelers choose to do a multi-stop trip within Switzerland. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 One lucky passenger per trip even gets to sit alongside the driver for the ultimate scenic railway experience! Ben Jones, CNN, 1 Feb. 2023 One of our excursions was a 20-mile scenic railway ride in Skagway, Alaska. Marc Bona, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2022 The Human Roulette Wheel, the scenic railway, skating rink and dance hall and the elaborate entrance — all went up in flames. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 1 May 2020 Big Thunder Mountain railway is a classic scenic railway... and Space Mountain. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 13 Aug. 2018 There were intense scenic railways like 1966’s Runaway Mine Train at Six Flags Over Texas. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 13 Aug. 2018 Six years later, it was reopened as a scenic railway and has since been designated an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, along with other famous sites including the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and the Panama Canal. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, 31 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scenic railway was in 1890

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“Scenic railway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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