railway

(BrE) (AmE railroad) noun
ADJECTIVE
mainline (esp. BrE)
high-speed
disused (BrE)
narrow-gauge, standard-gauge
miniature (BrE), model

He created a model railway in his basement.

funicular (esp. BrE)

Tourists can take the funicular railway to the top of the mountain.

commuter, passenger, tourist
freight (esp. AmE)
private, regional, state
short-line (AmE), transcontinental
electric, steam
VERB + RAILWAY/RAILROAD
manage, operate, run
nationalize, privatize (both BrE)
build, construct
close, open
regulate
RAILWAY/RAILROAD + VERB
run
carry sth

The railways carry millions of tons of freight every year.

RAILWAY/RAILROAD + NOUN
car (AmE), carriage (BrE), coach (esp. BrE), train, wagon (BrE)
depot, station, terminus (esp. BrE), yard
platform (esp. BrE)
ticket (esp. BrE)
timetable (esp. BrE)
service (esp. BrE)
connection
journey, travel (both esp. BrE)

the pleasures of railway travel

passenger, traveller (BrE)
employee, porter, staff (BrE), worker
architect, engineer
authorities (BrE), company
network, system
line (esp. BrE), track
junction, sidings
bridge, crossing, tunnel, viaduct (esp. BrE)
enthusiast (esp. BrE)

He is a lifelong railway enthusiast.

accident
age (esp. BrE)

Such speed was unimaginable before the railway age.

PREPOSITION
on a/the railway

They are doing maintenance work on the railway.

He works on the railways.

railway between

the railway between Funchal and Monte

railway from, railway to

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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