Definitions for "RAILROAD"
The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to wher we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition.
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.
compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
Keywords:  road, substructure, spur, runway, track
A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure.
The road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver.
Drill Track: connects main line with individual spurs and is maintained by the railroad. Spur Track: serves individual properties installed and maintained by the industry user.
Keywords:  rap, linear, adventures, con, train
a network of railroad tracks that provides train travel over differing distances; the company that owns and operates the network and the trains that run on it.
a linear feature with engineering components along the right-of-way
a set of parallel rails on which a train runs
a ravenous destroyer of towns, unless those towns are put at the end of it and a sea beyond, so that you can't go further and find another terminus
Keywords:  chemin, fer, see
See Chemin-de-fer.
Keywords:  eleven, slang
Slang for eleven, as in 42-railroad (42.11)
The term used for turning the wide fabrics (108" - 118") crosswise, using the width for the length (thus, eliminating seams).
Keywords:  twin, ribbon, yards, cities, steel
a narrow ribbon of twin steel running between cities, industries and yards
a very expensive thing to build, and once complete, it is very costly to operate
Includes common carriers (for-hire carriers that hold themselves out to serve the general public at reasonable rates and without discrimination) and private railroads (carriers not open to the public at large). ( Commodity Flow Survey )
a business and as such must generate profits and a positive cash flow if it is to be sustainable
a large enterprise comprising a huge amount of real estate and physical property
Keywords:  waterproof, thick, coated, signs, paper
A thick, coated paper used for signs; usually waterproof.
a public highway, and none the less so because constructed and maintained through the agency of a corporation deriving its existence and powers from the state
Keywords:  transport
transport by railroad