permanent way


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permanent way

Chiefly Brit the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc.
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"Cutting the nerve supply or removing skin containing the sweat glands are permanent ways of stopping sweat - but both procedures are invasive and cause scarring.
The plans see Railtrack realign part of the Nuneaton to Coventry line, divert the River Anker and build new permanent ways at Attleborough.
Any money at all to spare should be ploughed into the permanent ways of this country - canals and railways - not into the ever absorbing pockets of the Government and Tarmac.
He said the government should seek permanent ways of dealing with historical injustices in Mt Elgon as away of dealing with the problem once and for all.
While the negotiated procurement is ongoing, several maintenance contractors were tapped for the individual upkeep of the MRT 3's rolling stock, depot equipment and signaling system; power supply and overhead catenary systems; tracks and permanent ways; train stations, depot and infrastructure facilities; and automated fare collection system.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) last month awarded four contracts which it said will improve the train system's rail tracks and permanent ways, buildings and facilities.
A: Protests or outbursts that are not led or controlled by establishment spokespeople like Al Sharpton assure that voices are indeed heard.Sustained efforts along those lines would do better to generate substantive challenges to power that might make real changes occur in big and permanent ways.But it is clear that power responds and listens to unsanctioned rage, even when disorganized.Imagine what organized efforts might accomplish?
These were the days, we feel, that most changed the industry in permanent ways. These were the days that ushered in periods of growth, new ways of doing business, new ideas and new executives capable--or, as it turned out, incapable--of executing them, new directions, new markets, new challenges and new difficulties.
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