One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The foundation structure on which railway tracks are laid.
- ‘Over the last mile of rail trackbed there's a pond with alders, a wren squeaked in the scrub and then we walked a low embankment that has commendably been spared the plough.’
- ‘Next is the railway line trackbed, which was busier with strollers and cyclists (who should have bells if not in possession of musical voices).’
- ‘Go through it and bear right, following the railway trackbed under a bridge.’
- ‘But they did believe a link to Menston Railway Station carrying one train every hour through to Leeds along a line close to the old original trackbed, was possible.’
- ‘In March the Rail Authority confirmed a two-mile section of the railway trackbed was to remain in railway ownership, protecting it from possible development.’
- ‘Final preparations are being made for the eight-week closure of Ipswich tunnel for the trackbed to be lowered.’
- ‘We are going a roundabout way to the village via a quiet length of top road and track and then an abandoned rail line of cinder trackbed ablaze with fireweed.’
- ‘The bypass would use the railway trackbed for much of its route.’
- ‘The company has had to make do with antiquated equipment, owns little of its trackbed, has difficulty attracting and retaining skilled labor, and is more than $3 billion in debt.’
- ‘The old Midland route via Miller's Dale is now gone, although much of the trackbed after Matlock remains as walking trails.’
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