Definition 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.
Specialized synonyms: Cable Railway, Funicular, Funicular Railway, Cog Railway, Rack Railway, El, Elevated, Elevated Railroad, Elevated Railway, Overhead Railway, Metro, Subway, Subway System, Tube, Underground, Monorail, Rail, Scenic Railway
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Railroad, Railroad
2. Noun. The road consisting of railroad track and roadbed.
Specialized synonyms: Branch Line, Spur, Spur Track, Trunk Line, Trunk Route
Terms within: Railroad Bed, Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway
Generic synonyms: Road, Route
Definition of Railway line
1. Noun. Either of the pair of rails on which a railway train runs. ¹
2. Noun. A pair of such rails; a railway track ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Railway line
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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"The total length of the new railway line in Cape Breton is 6* miles, with a bridge across Grand Narrows, which bridge alone cost about ..."
2. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"... nineteen hundred and one, to build the first one hundred miles of its said railway line in said Territories and as described in said above-mentioned Act ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"One of the principal terminal points of the Montana railway line is Stuart, on the line of the Montana Union, while one of the principal terminal points of ..."
4. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"... to a point in the prefecture of Ch'en-chou, on the southern boundary of Hunan, connecting with the Kuang-tung section of the Canton-Hankow railway line, ..."
5. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"The Chinese Imperial Government will, after receipt of the redeemed bonds, cancel the inscription of the pledge of the Canton-Hankow railway line in their ..."
6. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... unmetalled roads, 468 miles. Lines of telegraph run by the side of the Grand Trunk Road and the railway. A project for a railway line from Ambala to ..."