What is railroad track?

  • (noun): A line of track providing a runway for wheels.
    Example: "He walked along the railroad track"
    Synonyms: railroad, railway

Some articles on railroad track, tracks, railroad, track:

Canton Viaduct - Design and Construction - Railroad Track
... instance of transomless baulks recessed in granite slabs the original tracks before and after the viaduct used baulks making the B P originally a baulk railroad ... shows dirt between the cross ties and tracks, so this material may have been used before traditional gravel ballast ... Board of Directors of Internal Improvements describes how the railroad from Boston to Providence was to be built ...
Savage's Station, Virginia
... Station was located in Henrico County, Virginia on what was the Richmond and York River Railroad, however the historical department of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, the railroad ... of trees on a small knoll next to the railroad track and is visible in several period drawings and photographs made during the war ... cemetery from the 18th century still sits near the former location of the house not far from the railroad track ...
Glossary Of Rail Transport Terms - S
... wheel arrangement, named for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the first railroad to use such a configuration ... Section The division of the track for security (occupation) ... Shoofly (US) A temporary stretch of track that takes trains around construction or an accident scene ...
Traquero
... A traquero is a railroad track worker, especially a Mexican or Mexican American railroad track worker ("gandy dancer" in American English usage) ... derives from "traque", Spanglish for "track" ... railroad track force in the Southwest had always included some Mexican and Mexican American workers, their numbers were greatly increased following ...
Columbia Parkway - Route Description
... undivided highway, passing through farmland and paralleling a railroad track ... The road has an at-grade crossing with a railroad track, before curving southeast ... As the highway heads east it crosses over a railroad track and the Mill Creek ...

Famous quotes containing the words railroad track, track and/or railroad:

    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. (1809–1894)

    Water. Its sunny track in the plain; its splashing in the garden canal, the sound it makes when in its course it meets the mane of the grass; the diluted reflection of the sky together with the fleeting sight of the reeds; the Negresses fill their dripping gourds and their red clay containers; the song of the washerwomen; the gorged fields the tall crops ripening.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    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 (1817–1862)