[Tagging] railways, subway stations and train stations

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Sep 25 18:40:24 BST 2011


On Sun, 2011-09-25 at 13:16 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 9/25/2011 12:59 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 07:43 -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >
> >>    if it's about whether the subway/rapid-transit system is connected to
> >>    the national rail system
> >
> > That doesn't quite work.  For example, the US doesn't have a national
> > rail system.
> 
> Sure it does. The term (or a similar one) is used for the connected 
> common carrier freight trackage.

Well, in the British English sense, about the only rails that such a
phrase properly works with is the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor.
Everything else is just private property.

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