railroad track


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Noun1.railroad track - a line of track providing a runway for wheelsrailroad track - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
gantlet - the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
narrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, turnout - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
switch - railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
crosstie, railroad tie, sleeper, tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
rails, runway, rail, track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
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And in the worst of it visions continued to flash and sparkle in his brain--long lines of railroad track that simmered across the desert; rurales and American constables, prisons and calabooses; tramps at water tanks--all the squalid and painful panorama of his odyssey after Rio Blanca and the strike.
They crossed the railroad tracks, and then on each side of the street were the pens full of cattle; they would have stopped to look, but Jokubas hurried them on, to where there was a stairway and a raised gallery, from which everything could be seen.
It was near to the east entrance that they stood, and all along this east side of the yards ran the railroad tracks, into which the cars were run, loaded with cattle.
By tonight," Jokubas answered, "they will all be killed and cut up; and over there on the other side of the packing houses are more railroad tracks, where the cars come to take them away.
Macedonia will launch the construction of a railroad track leading to the country's border with Bulgaria in 2013, Macedonian Transport Minister Mile Janakieski has announced.
He said ideas for cooperation in the field of transportation were raised in the meeting, and added that the Jordanian king has no reason to object to a railroad track that links Eilat, Aqaba and Ashdod.
On Railroad Track This Morning": Sang between us, in code, // how much cannot be named, / how much I've missed.
In July 2000, he confessed to the 1997 murders of two teenagers on a railroad track near Oxford, Florida.
By 1850, there were already more than 9,000 miles of railroad track east of the Mississippi River.
Early this year, stretches of railroad track were twice buried or washed away by rain and mudslides.
The construction of railroad track to Kafasan is also predicted in the plans for Corridor 8.
It is located beneath and adjacent to the High Line, an elevated railroad track.