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.
The Mindanao Railway System (MRS) is a project consisting of six segments that will span the entire Mindanao, providing a dramatic bid to boost the economic development of a research-rich region.
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.
Nawaz Sharif also pledged to build underground railway system in Karachi besides connecting the port city with rest of the country through motorway.
In that report, he said the railway system was uneconomic and under-used, and recommended that a quarter of the railway system should be shut down.
Qandil also requested assistance to develop the country's railway system.
Qatar Rail Company has been established to design and implement the integrated world-class railway system in the country.
Once the railway system has been electrified he'll be down like a shot.
Erdogan also said the third bridge might include motor vehicle transportation as well as a railway system.