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Diffence between a Railway and Rail Road?

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I'm trying to name my garden railway/rail road, and trying find out if there is a subtle difference (or not so subtle) between "railway" and "rail road"?  Are they equally interchangeable or is there a difference?
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It was common when railroads reorganized for this or that financial reason to simply change their name from "Such-and-Such Railroad" to "Such-and-Such Railway." That way the common name stayed the same, but legally it would be a different entity.


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