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Railroad train   /rˈeɪlrˌoʊd treɪn/   Listen
Railroad train

noun
1.
Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive.  Synonym: train.






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"Railroad train" Quotes from Famous Books



... have tried to say too much. When it is necessary to confine your message to a small space, the attention-sentence, or in some cases the command-sentence, is the part to use. Many signs seen from the rapidly moving window of a street-car or railroad train carry only the name of the product attractively displayed, with a command ...
— Practical English Composition: Book II. - For the Second Year of the High School • Edwin L. Miller

... "One railroad train came out. But it was manned by dead men, I think, because it crashed into the rear masonry of ...
— In Secret • Robert W. Chambers

... at home, Mr. Thomas Conway, President of the Craven County Railroad, has charge of two hundred and fifty dollars belonging to me. I was fortunate enough to save a railroad train from destruction, and this is the money the passengers raised for me. I will give you an order on him for the amount ...
— In A New World - or, Among The Gold Fields Of Australia • Horatio Alger

... just from that that Mr. Crow was something of a tease. All his life he had teased his neighbors. And now he felt more important than ever, because he thought he had found a way to tease a railroad train. ...
— The Tale of Old Mr. Crow • Arthur Scott Bailey

... from my easy couch. There! Fix that cushion so! I am a leisurely, lordly aristocrat. Palette? No, I will just shake my soft beard of fine mist back and forth across the sky, a spectrum for the sunrays. So! so! I see that this worm is a railroad train. Let it curl up in the shadow of a gorge and take a nap. I will wake it up by and by when I seize my brush and start a riot in the heavens that will make its rows of ...
— Over the Pass • Frederick Palmer

... are good things of the kind here below, too. After all, what were a magic carpet that could carry a single lucky wight,—at best, but a species of heavenly sulky,—compared with a railroad train that speeds along hundreds of men, women, and children, over land and water, with any amount of heavy baggage, as well as a boundless extent of crinoline? And if this equipage, gift of genii of our age, seem to lack some of the celerity and secrecy which attended the voyagers ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 11, September, 1858 • Various

... as fast as a railroad train," said Langdon in an aside to Harry, "but they're doing their best. You can't put in a well more than you can take out of it, and they're marching now not on their strength, but their courage. Still, it might be worse. We might all ...
— The Scouts of Stonewall • Joseph A. Altsheler

... Snubbins for an introduction, scratching his head. Mr. Snubbins said, succinctly: "These here gals are from a railroad train that's snowed under down there in the cut. I expect they ...
— Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays • Annie Roe Carr

... 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 ...
— The History of the Telephone • Herbert N. Casson

... feet further on several cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad train from Pittsburgh were caught up and hurried into the caldron, and the heart of ...
— The Johnstown Horror • James Herbert Walker

... lonely for Jo and he wished that one of the other boys was here to keep him company. As they rode, the bushes seemed to fly by as they do when you look from a railroad train and Jo was afraid lest his horse would be unable to keep the pace indefinitely. One thing in Jo's favor was that he was the lightest of the three and what is more to the purpose ...
— Frontier Boys on the Coast - or in the Pirate's Power • Capt. Wyn Roosevelt

... that heavy voice. "Instruct Glidden's guards to make a show of resistance.... We'll hang Glidden to the railroad bridge. Then each of you get your gangs together. Round up all the I.W.W.'s. Drive them to the railroad yard. There we'll put them aboard a railroad train of empty cars. And that train will pass under the bridge where Glidden will be hanging.... We'll escort them out of ...
— The Desert of Wheat • Zane Grey

... William T. Gleason dropped dead in the railroad station, Salt Lake City, as he stepped from a railroad train, at the age ...
— Keeping Fit All the Way • Walter Camp

... my way to Montgomery, and waiting in Jackson, Mississippi, for the railroad train, I met the Hon. William L. Sharkey, who had filled with great distinction the office of Chief-Justice of the State. He said he was looking for me to make an inquiry. He desired to know if it was true, as he had just learned, that I believed there would ...
— The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government • Jefferson Davis

... Von Barwig, his heart beating high in expectation, was seated in one of the day coaches of a fast Pennsylvania Railroad train on ...
— The Music Master - Novelized from the Play • Charles Klein

... to another through the center of the jam. A cool and observant spectator might have imagined that the broad timber carpet was changing a little its pattern, just as the earth near the windows of an arrested railroad train seems for a moment to retrogress. The crew redoubled its exertions, clamping its peaveys here and there, apparently at random, but in reality with the most definite of purposes. A sharp crack exploded immediately ...
— The Blazed Trail • Stewart Edward White

... and his raincoat and went out into the town, hunting a clergyman, resolved to compel him at all costs. The sudden shower became lyrical to his mood as a railroad train clicks to the mood of ...
— We Can't Have Everything • Rupert Hughes

... the stillness of the night. Before the first had died away a second one boomed out. Dave heard a shower of falling rock and concrete. He heard, too, a roar growing every moment in volume. It swept down the walled gorge like a railroad train making ...
— Gunsight Pass - How Oil Came to the Cattle Country and Brought a New West • William MacLeod Raine

... sprinkling cart will give him symptoms. His son Lawrence says that he always has to stand by and hold his father's hand when he takes a bath. He always walks to and from the theater because the street car might pass through a mud puddle and he would get seasick. The next worst thing in the world is a railroad train. He dies twice a mile regularly. But—Martin Beck ...
— Continuous Vaudeville • Will M. Cressy

... he, "I reckon you won't beat that German kid to death. He didn't know any better. You won't lay a finger on him, because why? He's on a railroad train by now, goin' home to Cincinnati. I reckoned his mother might like to see him. And you ain't goin' to make no trouble for me, Johnson. Not a mite. You might whip a little kid, you big, bulldozin' windbag, but I reckon you won't stand up to a man, no matter how ...
— Old Man Curry - Race Track Stories • Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

... which should be followed. From seventy-eight to eighty-nine acres were harvested for each crop, with the exception of 1902, when all but about twenty acres was fired by sparks from the passing railroad train. The plowing, harrowing, and weeding were done very carefully. The complete record of the Barnes dry-farm from 1887 to 1905 is shown in the table ...
— Dry-Farming • John A. Widtsoe

... of a railroad train sees a cow or a horse or a sheep on the track, or a hog, he must stop the train or the road is liable for any damage done 'em. But if he sees a man walkin' along the track, he has a right to presume that the man, bein' a critter of more or less intelligence, will git off, an' he is not ...
— Frank of Freedom Hill • Samuel A. Derieux



Words linked to "Railroad train" :   public transport, rattler, railcar, roll-on roll-off, rider, mail train, railroad car, subway train, streamliner, engine, railway car, hospital train, locomotive, car, car train, boat train, freight train, railway locomotive, passenger, passenger train, locomotive engine, standee



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