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  • n. Plural form of railway.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Howard's End, with its timeless mansions and perpetually updating railways, is the novel of space/time compression fighting it out with imperialist expansion.


  • Sat next to an old Devonian at the bar who was interested in railways so I regaled him tales about token block systems, semaphore signals Brunnel's Atmospheric Railway (all in operation in these parts).

    Double Jeopardy

  • The culture-link repository today referenced (here) a pair of websites that host audio files of the sweet, blissfully robotic music that plays in Japanese railways (here and here).

    Disquiet » Japanese Train Sounds

  • As leaders of your community, your active interest in Canada's railways is of the greatest importance.

    Railway Highlights

  • It is, Sir, that without a greater flow of population Canada remains static and will have to continue to bear that immense burden of overheads in railways, roads, schools, telephones, public services and debt. which clearly are intended for a far greater population.

    Empire Unity¬óThe Bulwark of Civilization

  • You come upon monstrous clay chasms hundreds of feet across and almost as deep, with little rusty tubs creeping on chain railways up one side, and on the other workmen clinging like samphire-gatherers and cutting into the face of the cliff with their picks.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Latin American railways, public utilities, mines, etc., it is impossible to say.

    The American Empire

  • The gauge of the South African railways is 3.6 feet, but owing to the overhang of our coaches the seating space is as generous as you find in the 4.81/2 gauge.

    South Africa

  • Support of the railways is necessary if they are to be able to do their full part in Canada's trade expansion, because no other single agency contributes to the same extent to and reflects the general commercial prosperity of the country.

    Ontario and Its Railways

  • The French and Germans had both gone in largely for light railways from the beginning of the war and had been able to transport their units in that way.

    The British Front in the Great Offensive


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