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Definition of Railroad

Railroad

  1. To carry or send by railroad; usually fig., to send or put through at high speed or in great haste; to hurry or rush unduly; as, to railroad a bill through Condress.
  2. Alt. of Railway

Railroad Quotations

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
Les Paul

One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains.
Ray Stannard Baker

My father worked for the railroad, and whenever a train crashed, we would go as a family and steal food from the boxcars. One year we stole a case of butterscotch pudding that was for export to Israel. It took us years to get through.
Chuck Palahniuk
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Railroad Translations

railroad in Danish is jernbane
railroad in Dutch is spoor, spoorweg
railroad in Finnish is rautatie
railroad in French is chemin de fer, trajectoire
railroad in German is Eisenbahn
railroad in Italian is orbita, ferroviario
railroad in Portuguese is estrada de ferro, ferrovia
railroad in Spanish is ferrocarril

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