railway line

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A railway track. The long metal bars are rails, and the short wooden bars are railway sleepers.


railway line (plural railway lines)

  1. (chiefly Britain) A railway track; a pair of rails on which a railway train runs.
  2. (chiefly Britain) 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. (chiefly Britain) An organization that runs a railroad.