railway system


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Noun1.railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailway system - 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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A projected line was to run through Lowick parish where the cattle had hitherto grazed in a peace unbroken by astonishment; and thus it happened that the infant struggles of the railway system entered into the affairs of Caleb Garth, and determined the course of this history with regard to two persons who were dear to him.
Presidents of great railway systems bought whole editions of it to give to their employees.
Three committees of the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a priority measure restructuring the Philippine National Railway System (PNRS).
Instead of reviving the railway system on Panay Island, economic planners in Western Visayas region are keen on pushing the construction of an expressway that will link the provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran and Islamabad reached an agreement to cooperate in the tourism industry through building a railway system between the two countries.
And we realized the potential of our railway system as an alternative transport system, particularly in the remote provinces, in Southern Luzon," he said.
Egypt is aiming to finalise a plan to modernise the country's railway system infrastructure by 2022, according to local reports.
Myanmar plans to announce a tender for procurement of a signal system and new carriages with an incoming loan from Japan to upgrade the Yangon circular railway system, said a senior official from Myanma Railways.
The railway system needs 700 new wagons which will cost 7.
His topics include the railway as a transport system, automatic passenger transport railway systems of low-transport and medium-transport capacity, the organization and management of passenger inter-urban railway transport, metric track gauge inter-urban railway networks, and the impact of traffic composition on the economic profitability of a railway system.
DOHA, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will commence initial steps to embark on the national railway system as part of a plan to make the system fully operational by late 2018, said a Kuwaiti official here Wednesday.
That, however, will be an erroneous assumption, as the consumption of running our whole railway system will be hardly three hundred megawatts per day: By the time the changeover takes place in four years, Pakistan will have added ten thousand megawatts more electricity to its system, as our under construction power generating plants will have started producing power in three and half hears; six months before the new railways system would be connected to our power grid.