railroad track

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Noun1.railroad track - a line of track providing a runway for wheelsrailroad track - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
gantlet - the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
narrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, turnout - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
switch - railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
crosstie, railroad tie, sleeper, tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
rails, runway, rail, track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
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References in classic literature ?
At a little distance these rows seem to close together like the ties of a railroad track, and then the mingling together of the buds and blossoms of this marble garden forms a picture that is very charming to the eye.
And in the worst of it visions continued to flash and sparkle in his brain--long lines of railroad track that simmered across the desert; rurales and American constables, prisons and calabooses; tramps at water tanks--all the squalid and painful panorama of his odyssey after Rio Blanca and the strike.
Charley seized the can and started for Jorgensen's saloon across the railroad tracks. That meant beer.
Many times that flask journeyed across the railroad tracks and back.
They crossed the railroad tracks, and then on each side of the street were the pens full of cattle; they would have stopped to look, but Jokubas hurried them on, to where there was a stairway and a raised gallery, from which everything could be seen.
"By tonight," Jokubas answered, "they will all be killed and cut up; and over there on the other side of the packing houses are more railroad tracks, where the cars come to take them away."
It was near to the east entrance that they stood, and all along this east side of the yards ran the railroad tracks, into which the cars were run, loaded with cattle.
Other facilities owned by the company make fabricated products such as fence posts and railroad track spikes.
It is located beneath and adjacent to the High Line, an elevated railroad track. There is strong neighborhood support for converting the High Line into a public park.
The suit names the BNSF (Burlington Northern-Santa Fe) Railway Co., which owns the railroad track, and Portland & Western Railroad Inc., which has leased the track since 2003.
He later arrested the alleged driver, Rainey Marie Byrd, 21, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, hit-and-run and criminal mischief for damage to the railroad track.A court appearance for Byrd, also known as Rainey Marie Whitlock, is scheduled for today.