Definitions of railway

  1. 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.
  2. In Great Britain, a railroad; in the United States, a railroad for light traffic; as, an electric railway; any track with rails for wheels.
  3. A railroad.
  4. A road or way on which bars of iron are laid for the easy passage over them of wheel- carriages; a prepared and exclusive highway for passenger and goods traffic by means of locomotives.
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