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Catenaries (Railroads) (Pmucc)

Definition
The structure of cables above the track which carries the electric supply for electric locomotives that use overhead electricity collection. The actual cable that carries the current is contact wire. Loosely, the term catenary may also be used for the contact wire itself. (Source: www.irfca.org/faq/faq-jargon.html)
Broader Term
Contact wire (Pmuc)