railway line

Definitions of railway line
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n 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 system
Types:
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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
el, elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway
a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
metro, subway, subway system, tube, underground
an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
monorail
a railway having a single track
rail
short for railway
scenic railway
small railway in an amusement park
big dipper, chute-the-chute, roller coaster
elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)
Type of:
line
a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

n the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

Synonyms:
line, rail line
Types:
branch line, spur, spur track
a railway line connected to a trunk line
trunk line, trunk route
line that is the main route on a railway
loop-line
a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
Type of:
road, route
an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

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