railroad line

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Noun1.railroad line - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailroad line - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cog railway, rack railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway, el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
metro, subway, subway system, underground, tube - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
monorail - a railway having a single track
rail - short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
scenic railway - small railway in an amusement park
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The new 137-km railroad line running through the Voronezh and Rostov Regions is part of a railway line that connects central Russia to the Black Sea coast.
Iran plans to invest $25 billion over the next 10 years in the modernization and expansion of its railway network, stretching out its railroad line to 25,000 kilometers by 2025 from under 15,000 kilometers now.
Drawing on previous examples of development in Lebanon, Abou Mrad said the now-decrepit railroad line that used to link Beirut to Damascus helped turn towns in Mount Lebanon from mere blips on the map to prosperous tourist hubs.
This color-illustrated coffee table book uncovers the beauty of the High Line, a trail of gardens and natural areas on the route of an abandoned railroad line above the streets on Manhattan.
The Ferrocaril de Manila-Dagupan, the first railroad line in the country that ran from Manila to Dagupan, is opened to the public in 1892.
Sund & Baelt Holding A/S is a Danish state-owned company operating and maintaining the road and rail link across Storebaelt, the Oresund motorway and the Oresund railroad line on Amager.
He soon discovers that the conniving residents built Railstop directly in the path of the approaching FI&R Railroad line for the sole purpose of extorting a windfall settlement.
It's 1871, and the California, Oregon and Washington Railroad Line is almost done.
He said the accident prompted closure of the highway in both directions, along with a nearby railroad line
This railroad line will allow to make direct deliveries of goods between the two countries via the shortest path which will shorten the time as well.
The envisaged annual number of passengers to be carried by the BTK railroad line is 1.
NCN Councillor D'Arcy Linklater said he found out through media reports that OmniTRAX had entered into negotiations with 25 Alberta oil companies to ship oil on the former CN railroad line to the Port of Churchill, Man.