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Synonyms for railroad

compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

supply with railroad lines

transport by railroad

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Railroad companies offered Vail a salary that was higher and sure, if he would superintend their mail business.
There was a war of rates among four Western railroads in which he was supposed to be interested; a devastating strike had developed in his lumber-camps in Oregon, and the legislature of the State of California, which has no love for its makers, was preparing open war against him.
Smooth-it-away, he assured me that the difficulties of this passage, even in its worst condition, had been vastly exaggerated, and that, in its present state of improvement, I might consider myself as safe as on any railroad in Christendom.
No, they have no railroad accidents to speak of in France.
They're looking out to see which way the railroad is to take.
I went hobbling for a year, and I got back at the railroads.
It meant more strange men who handled baggage, as it meant in New York, where, from railroad baggage-room to express wagon he was exchanged, for ever a crated prisoner and dispatched to one, Harris Collins, on Long Island.
To cope with winds and waves, railroad trains, and bar-rooms, one must use judgment.
The railroad knows my business just a little bit better than I do," he said.
I'm a railroad man and I've been in the tropics a lot.
I have thought that Walden Pond would be a good place for business, not solely on account of the railroad and the ice trade; it offers advantages which it may not be good policy to divulge; it is a good port and a good foundation.
A railroad man shot him in the back when he was sitting at a table.
I made acquaintance with an American railroad, on this occasion, for the first time.
Sparsit had come, emerged from the green lane, crossed the stony road, and ascended the wooden steps to the railroad.
All the head lines of railroads in the States were joined by flying rails; and on all the platforms, lined with the same flags, and decorated with the same ornaments, were tables laid and all served alike.