Some articles on railroad:
... When the Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad (which became the Illinois Central Railroad) came through the area in 1879, John Putnam purchased 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land from the railroad and a town ...
... There were 112 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... as well as the Treaty of Versailles, the railroad hub of Zbaszyn (Bentschen) became part of newly re-created Poland ... new border station, a new rail hub (which replaced Zbaszyn) as well as a settlement for railroad workers ... The town, named Neu Bentschen, was inhabited by ethnic Germans, railroad workers, who came there from different parts of the Weimar Republic ...
... The Yreka Western Railroad (reporting mark YW) is an 8.86-mile (14.26 km) shortline railroad that operates freight and tourist trains between the Central ...
... Grants began as a railroad camp in the 1880s, when three Canadian brothers – Angus A ... a contract to build a section of the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through the region ... and grew along the tracks of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ...
More definitions of "railroad":
- (noun): Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system.
Synonyms: railway, railroad line, railway line, railway system
- (noun): A line of track providing a runway for wheels.
Example: "He walked along the railroad track"
Synonyms: railroad track, railway
- (verb): Supply with railroad lines.
Example: "Railroad the West"
Famous quotes containing the word railroad:
“Though the railroad and the telegraph have been established on the shores of Maine, the Indian still looks out from her interior mountains over all these to the sea.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)
“... no other railroad station in the world manages so mysteriously to cloak with compassion the anguish of departure and the dubious ecstasies of return and arrival. Any waiting room in the world is filled with all this, and I have sat in many of them and accepted it, and I know from deliberate acquaintance that the whole human experience is more bearable at the Gare de Lyon in Paris than anywhere else.”
—M.F.K. Fisher (19081992)