Origin of railway
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All in all, approximately 13,000 Allied POWs and 90,000 Asian laborers perished while working on the railway.
Manttan is keen to carry out research on that Burmese side of the railway as his father worked on that section.
A dam now in place on the Thai side of the line prevents the railway from being reconstructed in its entirety, he explains.
They recorded 10,549 graves on or near the railway in 144 cemeteries, failing to locate only 52 graves.
Two years later, Death Metal Angola is readying for its premiere, and the railway film remains unfinished.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa
November 21, 2014
I would like to return to Paris, but the railway is mobilized.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
He can have a season ticket on the railway, and come down every night.Life in London
It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.Weighed and Wanting
As yet the good townsfolk are hardly alive to the benefits of a railway.
A most picturesque little place is this, seen from the railway.
- a permanent track composed of a line of parallel metal rails fixed to sleepers, for transport of passengers and goods in trains
- any track on which the wheels of a vehicle may runa cable railway
- the entire equipment, rolling stock, buildings, property, and system of tracks used in such a transport system
- the organization responsible for operating a railway network
- (modifier) of, relating to, or used on a railway or railwaysa railway engine; a railway strike
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Word Origin and History for railway
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