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The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. railroads

    The most important factor for progress and enlightenment in the world today.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Railroads

    Permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors. (From Webster's 3d) The concept includes the organizational and administrative aspects of railroads as well.

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  1. railroadsnoun

    Plural noun of the word railroad.

    My brother works on the railroads laying track, they go to work very early and get home during the day, he loves it.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 24, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Railroads in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Railroads in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Railroads in a Sentence

  1. Joe McHugh:

    I think that's why the freight railroads got out of the business in the first place, it cost them a whole lot more money than they were making.

  2. Representative Bill Shuster:

    I do not believe it is in the best interests of the U.S. freight transportation system, railroad employees, rail shippers and the short line railroads, i have expressed my concerns to the appropriate federal agency and I believe it is time for all parties to move on from hypothetical merger proposals and focus on improving the transportation of goods and products to help grow the American economy.

  3. Jeremy Ferguson:

    Absolutely, when an incident like this happens, it brings all the issues to light, how unsafe the rail industry truly is. I didn’t think we had any chance before this. The railroads and AAR do a very good job of lobbying in DC. So generally it’s difficult to get people to vote for something like this rule. But sometimes it takes a disaster to drive home the point. Any time you turn the TV on, there’s still an issue. It’s not going away.

  4. Sarah Feinberg:

    Starting on Jan. 1, FRA will impose penalties on railroads that have not fully implemented PTC, the total amount of penalty each railroad faces depends upon the total amount of implementation progress the railroad has made.

  5. John Thune:

    Congress now needs to pass this plan in the coming weeks to avoid service disruptions that will impact shippers across the country and commuter railroad passengers, this PTC extension will keep the pressure on freight and passenger railroads to ensure safety benefits are realized as soon as possible.

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