Synonyms for railway

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I would like to return to Paris, but the railway is mobilized.

He can have a season ticket on the railway, and come down every night.

It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.

As yet the good townsfolk are hardly alive to the benefits of a railway.

We decided to visit Orange instead, a short distance by railway.

A most picturesque little place is this, seen from the railway.

Get to St. nimie we can, we will, we must, without making the round by railway to Mende.'

By road and railway he approaches daily nearer to the scene.

We are following the direct line of railway between Barcelona and Paris.

My thoughts flashed back to the meeting at the railway train.

WORD ORIGIN

1812 in modern sense, from rail (n.1) + way. Earlier used of any sort of road on which rails (originally wooden) were laid for easier transport (1776).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAILWAY

public transportation

nounpublic transit service
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