An electric railway operating in mixed street traffic with unpowered, individually controlled transit vehicles propelled by moving cables located below the street surface and powered by engines or motors not on board the vehicle.
a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
a caboose like item that grips the moving cable that runs between tracks
a passenger vehicle that is pulled by a constantly moving wire cable
Streetcar type of passenger vehicle operating by means of an attachment to a moving cable located below the street surface and powered by engines or motors at a central location not on board the vehicle.
Vehicle operating on fixed rails, powered by cables or catenaries linked to centrally-located generating engines. Cable cars usually operate with mixed street traffic.
A cable car or cable railway is a mass transit system using rail cars that are propelled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed. Individual cars stop and start by releasing and gripping this cable as required. Cable cars are distinct from funiculars, where the cars are permanently attached to the cable.