Definition of Railway system
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
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Literary usage of Railway system
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1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1848)
"Facts bearing on the Progress of the railway system. By WYNDHAM HARDING. ... THE modern railway system of Europe may be said to date from 1830, ..."
2. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"... Siberia led to a suggestion by the American Government for the unified control of the Siberian railway system (including the Chinese Eastern Railway), ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"The consequence of this Prussian railway policy would then probably be that, by enlargement of the state railway system, and full development of the ..."
4. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"It was not, however, until after 1830 that the railway system began to assume in America the character which it had already taken in England. ..."
5. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1888)
"... Operating Expenses 386 Electric railway system, Conduit 364 Electric Railways, Some Objections to Overhead Conductors for 408 Electric railway system, ..."