railway line

railway lines

Definitions of railway line
  1. noun
    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
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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)
    a railway having a single track
    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:
    a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  2. noun
    the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    synonyms: line, rail line
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    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
    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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