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Railroad line   /rˈeɪlrˌoʊd laɪn/   Listen
Railroad line

noun
1.
Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight.  Synonyms: railroad, railway, railway line, railway system.






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"Railroad line" Quotes from Famous Books



... eight hundred bags a month were shipped from Ambrizette alone when I was there in 1893, and the amount has since increased and will still further increase when that leisurely, but very worthy little railroad line, which proudly calls itself the Royal Trans-African, shall have got its sections made up into the coffee district. It was about thirty miles off at Ambaca when I was in Angola, but by now it may have got further. However, I do not think ...
— Travels in West Africa • Mary H. Kingsley

... many of the plays they turn out. Where this is so, that company is in a position to take advantage of any unforeseen happening or accident. Being in the vicinity of a railroad wreck, they hurry to the place and take the scenes they need. Then, probably many miles away, and on an entirely different railroad line, with the permission of the company and possibly at a slight extra expense, they take the other railroad scenes—perhaps a week after taking those at the scene of ...
— Writing the Photoplay • J. Berg Esenwein and Arthur Leeds



Words linked to "Railroad line" :   overhead railway, funicular railway, tube, elevated, rack railway, railroad, funicular, rail, metro, subway, elevated railroad, line, subway system, cog railway, cable railway, scenic railway, railway line, underground, monorail, el, elevated railway



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