The Railway is an oil painting produced in 1873 by French painter Edouard Manet.
The iron gratings were stretched across the canvas by Manet and the presence of the train was covered by White clouds of steam. In the background, Modern apartment buildings were painted including the house on the Rue de Saint Petersbourg where Manet had rented a studio. The place was near the Place de l’Europe and Manet owned the studio since 1872 including a signal box and the Pont de l’Europe. The dimensions of the painting The Railway are 93.3 cm × 111.5 cm or 36.9 in × 45.12 in.
The Railway painting indicates that it was made in the autumn season. On the right side of the painting, bunch of grapes are resting on a parapet which indicate this information. Manet in his earlier painting (Olympia) had used compositions of Titian’s earlier work, for instance the dog seen in this painting is regarded as a reference to Titian’s Venus of Urbino