What is railroad?

Some articles on railroad:

Railroad, Pennsylvania - Demographics
... 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 ...
Yreka Western Railroad
... 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 Oregon and Pacific Railroad at Montague ...
Henning, Illinois - History
... 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 was later ...
Zbąszynek - History
... Uprising (1918–1919) as well as the Treaty of Versailles, the railroad hub of Zbaszyn (Bentschen) became part of newly re-created Poland ... rail hub (which replaced Zbaszyn) as well as a settlement for railroad workers ... named Neu Bentschen, was inhabited by ethnic Germans, railroad workers, who came there from different parts of the Weimar Republic ...
Grants, New Mexico
... 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 ... the tracks of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ...

More definitions of "railroad":

  • (noun): A line of track providing a runway for wheels.
    Example: "He walked along the railroad track"
    Synonyms: railroad track, railway
  • (verb): Transport by railroad.
  • (verb): Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means.
    Synonyms: dragoon, sandbag
  • (verb): Supply with railroad lines.
    Example: "Railroad the West"

Famous quotes containing the word railroad:

    This I saw when waking late,
    Going by at a railroad rate,
    Looking through wreaths of engine smoke
    Far into the lives of other folk.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    ... 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 (1908–1992)

    I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say—I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
    Harriet Tubman (1821–1913)