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
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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.
Construction of a commercial railway line from the copper mining village of Matsitama in the central administrative district to the resort township of Kasane.
Today, the state cabinet took a decision to participate in the building of the new railway line by spending Rs14.
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The projects approved in the draft budget for the current year include the implementation of a number of important projects, including acquisition of modern commuter trains, improvement of passenger terminals and obtaining wagons for transporting containers, grain and cement, the construction of new bridges for all passenger intersections, the partial renewal of the railway line No.
Turkey is building a high-speed railway line to Bulgaria, according to Transport Minister Lutfi Elvan.

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