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Railway system   /rˈeɪlwˌeɪ sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Railway system

noun
1.
Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight.  Synonyms: railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line.






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"Railway system" Quotes from Famous Books



... of civilization, it was situated on the border of the great plains, which were still looked upon as the natural possession of the nomadic Indian tribes. It owed its importance to the fact that it lay on the cattle-trail which led from the prairies of Texas through this no man's land to the railway system, and that it was the first place where the cowboys coming north could find a bed to sleep in, a bar to drink at, and a table to gamble on. For some years they had made of Kiota a hell upon earth. But gradually the land in the neighbourhood ...
— Elder Conklin and Other Stories • Frank Harris



Words linked to "Railway system" :   scenic railway, cog railway, el, line, rail, railroad line, rack railway, railroad, overhead railway, cable railway, monorail, underground, elevated railroad, funicular railway, elevated railway, subway, metro, funicular, elevated, tube, subway system



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