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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trains & railways
railwayrail‧way /ˈreɪlweɪ/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] British English  TTTa system of tracks along which trains run, or a system of trains syn railroad American English a railway company
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railwayScientific illustration meant not only pictures of animals, plants and rocks, but also of bridges, gas-works and railways.It was no way to build railways.He was sent at the age of 14 to work as an office boy at the city railway station.And what's the Ghost Train but a model railway set of which one becomes a passenger?The state railway, disrupted on Monday when farmers laid blazing barricades across the tracks, faces more trouble.But the railways were also involved in the next stage of the life of some of the fruit harvested round the country.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrailwayrail‧way /ˈreɪlweɪ/ noun [countable] British English1TRANSPORTTRAVELa method of travelling or moving goods by train SYN railroad AmEBritain’s railwaysrailway workers2the railway/the railways all the work, equipment etc connected with a train system SYN railroad AmEHe worked on the railways.
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