• WordNet 3.6
    • n railroader an employee of a railroad
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Telegraph and Railroad Telegraph and Railroad
Opening of Darlington Railroad Opening of Darlington Railroad
Tank-Engine, N. Y. Elevated Railroad Tank-Engine, N. Y. Elevated Railroad

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and "Go."
    • n railroader A person engaged in the management or operation of a railroad or railroads; one employed in or about the running of railroad-trains or the general business of a railroad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 'Chop Suey' translates to something like 'pieces of meat' and was invented by Chinese railroad workers who didn't know how to cook anything except to 'chop stuff up and fry it'
    • ns Railroader one employed about a railway
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. regel, prob. through O. Fr. reille; cf. Ger. riegel, a bar. Some refer to L. regula through O. Fr. reille.


In literature:

Doubleday had had a chain of eating houses on the line, as Belle termed the transcontinental railroad.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
At Albany there was a wonderful invention, a railroad.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
This bridge carried the railroad over the river.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
That's where they leave the main line of the railroad to go on the little branch to the Park.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Pete McGeeney was a section-boss on the railroad, but what else he was, except the husband of Mrs. McGeeney, is obscure.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
And along with the government publicity appeared the advertisements of the railroads.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Every section foreman in the railroad Bad Lands knew Glover.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
The approach to London from the West by the Trent Valley Railroad is unlike anything else in my experience.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
We can go down by a boat and see the river, and then we can come up by the railroad.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Was I sober or awake?
Could I believe my ears?
Those dismal beggars spake
Of nothing but railroad shares.
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Their talk did me perplex,
All night I tumbled and tost,
And thought of railroad specs,
And how money was won and lost.
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The fisher drops his patient lines,
The farmer sows his grain,
Content to hear the murmuring pines
Instead of railroad-train.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I crossed the orchard, walking home,
The rising moon was at my back,
The apples and the moonlight fell
Together on the railroad track.
""I Crossed The Orchard Walking Home"" by Richard Le Gallienne
On the moose's horn like a falcon
Riding into battle into holy war against
Screaming railroad crews: will pull
Whole traplines like fibers from the snow
"For The Last Wolverine" by James Dickey
Your waters are fresh, while our harbor is salt,
But we know you can't help it--it is n't your fault;
Our city is old and your city is new,
But the railroad men tell us we're greener than you.
"Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Somerdale, located on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad in Fairfield Township, was a thriving coal mine town in the late 19th century.
Jay Seegmiller, a longtime railroad worker, wants to bring civility back to Congress.
A portion of Dauphin Street will be close starting this morning at 9 am so crews can repair a railroad crossing.
Dauphin St closes for railroad repairs.
Her husband helped develop the Disneyland Railroad.
The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad with Melanie Kirkpatrick, Hudson Institute.
If you retired from railroad service on or after April 1, 1967, you may be eligible for a $2,000 retiree life insurance benefit.
A Deserted Railroad Yard is Transformed Yet Unfinished.
"On a deserted railroad yard north of Chinatown, one of Los Angeles' most powerful and tenacious real estate developers, Ed Roski, Jr, met his match," reported Jesus Sanchez in a front page article in the L.A.
His outing — like his season, really — had been railroaded by another sudden, unexplained bout of ineptitude.
That experience lives on today at the East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis.
The discovery of asbestos in a former storm debris landfill will delay work on the US Highway 90 overpass bridge, which will connect Mississippi Highways 63 and 611 and bypass the railroad tracks.
DOUG BENZ/NEWS on the trail: In this file photo from 2010, the old railroad line behind BJ's in Tonawanda serves as an informal bike path.
Stories of railroad moguls from the February 9, 1935 issue of the Post.
The Children's Investment Fund Management, a hedge fund in Britain, wants 5 of 12 board seats of CSX, the railroad company.

In science:

For signals associated with close-by sources (for example a train moving on the railroad, or a car standing in the middle of the array with its engine running as in Figure 5), it appeared that this treatment was giving the best results when the signal envelopes were used rather than the raw waveforms.
The TIANSHAN Radio Experiment for Neutrino Detection
This can be explained by the fact that no potential background sources can be found North from the array, while several exist in the South (railroad), East (train station) or West (DAQ room and electrical transformers) directions.
The TIANSHAN Radio Experiment for Neutrino Detection
Two ways of transportation to work have been kept: Bus/trolley bus or Railroad.
Testing means from sampling populations with undefined labels
As there are more men and women who use railroad in Illinois, the general average of travel time is increased.
Testing means from sampling populations with undefined labels