railway line


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Noun1.railway line - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailway 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
2.railway line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbedrailway line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
branch line, spur track, spur - a railway line connected to a trunk line
railroad bed - a bed on which railroad track is laid
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
trunk line, trunk route - line that is the main route on a railway
Translations

railway line

n (Brit) → linea ferroviaria
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Therefore the Mulvaneys came out as "civilians," which was a great and terrible fall; though Mulvaney tried to disguise it by saying that he was "Ker'nel on the railway line, an' a consequinshal man.
The London and North Western Railway line," the Prince repeated, "and what has that to do with it?
He discovered that he was rushing down at a headlong pace towards a railway line and some factory buildings.
There were several red glares at different points, and the pile of DEBRIS upon the railway line was still smoldering darkly, but they all seemed mere pin-points of light compared to that monstrous conflagration throbbing beyond the hills.
It's down in Kent, seven miles from Chatham and three from the railway line.
The endless railway lines and switches round the Southampton Docks fired his anxiety afresh.
But the railway lines aren't parallel," said Philip.
The subject of the order is the preparation of pre-design documentation for the project "works on other railway lines belonging to the alternative bydgoszcz - tricity and tangent transport route, Including the railway line no.
Islamabad -- The corrupt mafia of Pakistan Railway had paid huge financial damages to national exchequer as it allegedly utilized heavy funds worth million of rupees on the name of Islamabad, Muzaffarabad Railway Line project.
By MUCHEMI WACHIRAIn the mid 1990s, Mr Julius Wahome would make good money selling tomatoes from his three-acre farm in Laikipia to Mombasa using the Nairobi-Nanyuki railway line.
The construction of the first section of the railway line officially began on Thursday, with a ground-breaking ceremony in Nakhon Ratchasima, located in north-eastern Thailand.
CAMPAIGNERS urging the government to re-open a disused railway line that could link Washington to the Tyne and Wear Metro have taken their case to Parliament.

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