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.
The place, he assured us, is no other than the crater of a half-extinct volcano, in which the directors had caused forges to be set up for the manufacture of railroad iron.
Bubonic plague and small-pox were raging, while dysentery and pneumonia were reducing the population, and the railroad was raging worst of all.
A launch came off for me from Duran, which is on the other side of the river and is the terminal of the railroad.
The railroad might just as well have owned my quarry and hired me to run it.
But with this difference," Ernest laughed; "the railroad would have had to assume all the risk which you so obligingly assumed for it.
And so, if the railroad reached round the world, I think that I should keep ahead of you; and as for seeing the country and getting experience of that kind, I should have to cut your acquaintance altogether.
Such is the universal law, which no man can ever outwit, and with regard to the railroad even we may say it is as broad as it is long.
No, they have no railroad
accidents to speak of in France.
It had just occurred to me, on the contrary, that this admirable invention of the railroad
--with the vast and inevitable improvements to be looked for, both as to speed and convenience--is destined to do away with those stale ideas of home and fireside, and substitute something better.
Then he went back to his job with the painting crew on the railroad
On one side of the grounds ran a railroad
with a dozen tracks, and on the other side lay the lake, where steamers came to load.
Bert was particularly pessmistic, and muttered dark hints of an impending strike in the railroad
I made acquaintance with an American railroad
, on this occasion, for the first time.
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.