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Noun railway has 2 senses
  1. railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system
    --1 is a kind of line
    --1 has particulars:
     cable railway, funicular, funicular railway; cog railway, rack railway; elevated railway, elevated railroad, el, overhead railway; metro, subway, tube, underground; monorail; rail; scenic railway
  2. railroad track, railroad, railway - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
    --2 is a kind of track
    --2 is a part of line, railway line, rail line
    --2 has parts:
     tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper; track, rail, rails
    --2 has particulars:
     broad gauge; gantlet; narrow gauge; siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetrack; standard gauge; switch
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