Spiffy little railway systems. Normally used for fairly short lengths of track, like intra-city stuff. San Diego has them {bright red ones, too!) ... Rail trolley cars are sometimes referred to as LRV's... short for Light Rail Vehicles. They're powered by electricity, not to be confused with ElectriCiti, also in San Diego :)

Trol"ley, Trol"ly (?), n. (a)

A form of truck which can be tilted, for carrying railroad materials, or the like.

[Eng.] (b)

A narrow cart that is pushed by hand or drawn by an animal.

[Eng.] (c) Mach.

A truck from which the load is suspended in some kinds of cranes.

(d) Electric Railway

A truck which travels along the fixed conductors, and forms a means of connection between them and a railway car.

<-- (e) An elongated structure along a roadway containing conducting wire suspended from insulated supports at some height above the street, to provide electrical power for a trolley car.

(f) A trolley car. -->

<-- Trolley line, (a) A trolley(e). (b) The path along which a trolley(e) runs. -- Trolley car, a wheeled car powered by electricity drawn from a trolley, and thus constrained to follow the trolley lines. -->

 

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