scenic railway


Definition of 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 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, "Broad Ripple's White City amusement park and the fake 'opium den' that burned it down," 1 May 2020 Big Thunder Mountain railway is a classic scenic railway... and Space Mountain. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 There were intense scenic railways like 1966’s Runaway Mine Train at Six Flags Over Texas. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 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, "Access One of the Most Remote (and Beautiful) Places in America With This $122 Train Trip," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of scenic railway

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scenic railway was in 1890

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“Scenic railway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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