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Definition of Railway

Railway

  1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure.
  2. The road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver.

Railway Quotations

The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though.
Mikhail Kalashnikov

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
E. M. Forster

Most men who have really lived have had, in some share, their great adventure. This railway is mine.
James J. Hill

The Ethiopian government's use of the railway from Djibouti to Addis Ababa was, in practice, a hazardous regards transport of arms intended for the Ethiopian forces.
Haile Selassie
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Railway Translations

railway in Danish is jernbane
railway in Dutch is spoor, spoorweg
railway in Finnish is rautatie
railway in French is trajectoire, chemin de fer
railway in German is Bahn {f}, Eisenbahn {f}, Eisenbahn, Bahnhof
railway in Italian is ferroviario, orbita
railway in Portuguese is ferrovia, estrada de ferro
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