railroad train

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Noun1.railroad train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotiverailroad train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
boat train - a train taking passengers to or from a port
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
car train - a train that transports passengers and their automobiles
freight train, rattler - a railroad train consisting of freight cars
hospital train - a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospital
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
mail train - a train that carries mail
passenger train - a train that carries passengers
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
roll-on roll-off - a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
streamliner - a streamlined train
subway train - a train that runs in a subway system
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
standee - someone who stands in a place where one might otherwise sit (as a spectator who uses standing room in a theater or a passenger on a crowded bus or train); "the allowed number of standees is posted"
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By the reception that the public gave to his telephone, he learned to sympathize with Howe, whose first sewing-machine was smashed by a Boston mob; with McCormick, whose first reaper was called "a cross between an Astley chariot, a wheelbarrow, and a flying- machine"; with Morse, whom ten Congresses regarded as a nuisance; with Cyrus Field, whose Atlantic Cable was denounced as "a mad freak of stubborn ignorance"; and with Westinghouse, who was called a fool for proposing "to stop a railroad train with wind."
To cope with winds and waves, railroad trains, and bar-rooms, one must use judgment.
In one part of the country, where the law demands the separation of the races on the railroad trains, I saw at one time a rather amusing instance which showed how difficult it sometimes is to know where the black begins and the white ends.
There is a want of earnestness in that life of hotels and railroad trains, which so many of our countrymen are content to lead in this strange Old World, and I was distressed to find how far I, myself; had been led along the dusty, beaten track.
Well, at the rate of two hundred and forty miles every twelve hours, which does not come near the rapidity of our railroad trains, by travelling day and night, it would take only seven days to cross Africa!"
He had always hated to hurry to catch railroad trains, and yet he had always caught them; and just so an undue solicitude for "culture" seemed a sort of silly dawdling at the station, a proceeding properly confined to women, foreigners, and other unpractical persons.
His James-Younger Gang took $3,000 from the safe in the baggage car of a Rock Island Railroad train after derailing it near Adair, Iowa, killing the engineer.
for a report that a pedestrian was struck by the Union Pacific Railroad train.
"We saw two airplanes parked a little bit off the field, and we said, 'We'll get more credit for destroying two airplanes than shooting up a railroad train.' We went in to shoot up these planes."
The newspaper was printed wherever Luna and the staff were; at one point, it was supposed to have been printed aboard a railroad train when the Filipino forces were retreating to Northern Luzon.
If you don't believe that, ask the people of Lac-Megantic, whose town was devastated by the explosion of a railroad train that was trying to transport them in a different way.
Mike, who lives in Tarrytown, New York, awakens each day to ride the Metro-North Railroad train down to Manhattan.