permanent way

noun British.
the roadbed and track of a railroad.

Origin:
1830–40

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permanent way
 
n
chiefly (Brit) the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc

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Example sentences
Because it allows you to make announcements in a permanent way that is archived.
Frequent accidents, many of which were fatal, happened because of the unstable
  condition of the permanent way and equipment.
The scent got laid down in me in a permanent way and had all the precision of
  cinnamon.
Doesn't really help to improve the profession as a whole in any systemic
  permanent way.
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