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
... This is the only known 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 ... the viaduct shows dirt between the cross ties and tracks, so this material may have been used before traditional gravel ballast ... Massachusetts Board of Directors of Internal Improvements describes how the railroad from Boston to Providence was to be built ...
Glossary Of Rail Transport Terms - S
... 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 ...
Columbia Parkway - Route Description
... a four-lane 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 ...
Savage's Station, Virginia
... Savage's 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 ... is known to have been located in a copse of trees on a small knoll next to the railroad track and is visible in several period drawings and photographs made ... sits near the former location of the house not far from the railroad track ...
Traquero
... A traquero is a railroad track worker, especially a Mexican or Mexican American railroad track worker ("gandy dancer" in American English usage) ... The word 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 the exclusion of the Chinese and the recruitment and training of ...

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

    People who 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)

    Commit a crime and the world is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge and fox and squirrel and mole.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)