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    #1

    rail/railway/railroad

    Dear friends,

    Below you'll find several sentences where I have doubts about choosing the appropriate word connected with railways:

    1) The Railway/Railroad/Rail museum in St. Petersburg is the oldest museum of such kind in Russia.

    2) The rail/railway/railroad communication between Moscow and St. Petersburg dates back to 1837.

    3) The rail/railway/railroad transport plays an important part in the economy of Russia.

    4) The rail/railway/railroad industry started developing in the 19th century in Russia.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    It's a shame people don't pay enough attention to sticky threads.

    Have a look at this excellent one started by Piscean.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...4-Using-Ngrams

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    #3

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    Say:

    The railroad museum in St. Petersburg is the oldest museum of its type in Russia.

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    #4

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    Say:

    Railroad communication....

    And:

    Railroad transport....

    And:

    The railroad industry....

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    #5

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    Railway might be more typical in Europe, where British English predominates.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    Thanks for your examples!

    Could you give me any examples when "rail" is used as an adjective before a noun?

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    #7

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    I think you can use "rail transport" in a sentence.

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    #8

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I think you can use "rail transport" in a sentence.
    Is it possible to say "Rail museum"?

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    #9

    Re: rail/railway/railroad

    No, that wouldn't work.
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