What does ‘railway’ mean in the following (is it sentence?) ? What’s the difference between railway and track then?railway and station

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    There are no sentences here, just nouns and noun-phrases. – James K Apr 18 '18 at 10:11
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    Also, please link or mention the dictionaries that you have used. – James K Apr 18 '18 at 10:13
  • so is this a key to a map? – WendyG Apr 18 '18 at 10:38

Railway (or *railways) is a term encompassing all the elements involved in that mode of transport - the trains, engines, carriages, signals, stations, tracks and much else.

Track (or *tracks) refers to the metal rails on which the trains run.