railway


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railway

(US), railroad
1. a permanent track composed of a line of parallel metal rails fixed to sleepers, for transport of passengers and goods in trains
2. any track on which the wheels of a vehicle may run
3. the entire equipment, rolling stock, buildings, property, and system of tracks used in such a transport system
4. the organization responsible for operating a railway network
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There were seventy-seven thousand miles of railway, but poorly built and in short lengths.
Even in long- distance telephony, the expense of a message dwindles when it is compared with the price of a return railway ticket.
When all the financial world was clamoring for money and perishing through lack of it, the first of each month many thousands of dollars poured into his coffers from the water-rates, and each day ten thousand dollars, in dime and nickels, came in from his street railways and ferries.
And usually in the machine with him was the ten thousand and more dollars that had been earned by his ferries and railways the day before.
No sooner were the spirit monopolies abolished than the railways came up, and banking companies; that, too, is profit without work.
We took it, and as soon as we had got far enough from the railway to render the finding it again an impossibility, the fog shut down on us once more.
Suddenly a noise roused his attention, and on the far side of a field on his left hand he could see six or seven men in smock-frocks with hay-forks in their hands making an offensive approach towards the four railway agents who were facing them, while Caleb Garth and his assistant were hastening across the field to join the threatened group.
4) the Gould family railway interests; and (5) Moore, Reid, and Leeds, known as the "Rock Island crowd.
About half past four I went up to the railway station to get an evening paper, for the morning papers had contained only a very inaccurate description of the killing of Stent, Henderson, Ogilvy, and the others.
Since then I have seen many horses much alarmed and restive at the sight or sound of a steam engine; but thanks to my good master's care, I am as fearless at railway stations as in my own stable.
The answer to the telegram sent from the railway station had not arrived, when Alban took his departure for London.
Considered alone, the railways will not pollute the springs of life, but as a whole they are accursed.