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railway line
▪ But when she did come back, with her own children, the railway line had been closed.
▪ It towered over the railway line and the makeshift station, a platform without a signboard.
▪ James was found dead beside a railway line in Liverpool after disappearing from a shopping precinct in Bootle last month.
▪ My training is going very well apart from the slight hiccup with the railway line.
railway line

n. 1 (cx chiefly UK English) A railway track; a pair of rails on which a railway train runs. 2 (cx chiefly UK English) A group of railway tracks running parallel, allowing one track to be used for each direction (a double-track railway line), or allowing segregation of fast trains from stopping trains (a four-track railway line). 3 (cx chiefly UK English) An organization that runs a railroad.

railway line
  1. n. line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system [syn: railway, railroad, railroad line, railway system]

  2. the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed [syn: line, rail line]