Translation of railroad in Spanish:

railroad

ferrocarril, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪlrəʊd//ˈreɪlˌroʊd/

noun

  • 1

    (system)
    ferrocarril masculine
    (station/line) (before noun) de ferrocarril
    (station/line) (before noun) ferroviario
    (timetable) de trenes
    what a way to run a railroad! ¡vaya manera de llevar las cosas!
    • railroad bridge puente de ferrocarril
    • railroad network red ferrocarrilera
    • railroad yard cochera
    • The rolling stock was purchased second hand, often as scrap from the mainline railroads.
    • Construction of the first U.S. passenger railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, began on 4 July 1828.
    • One of his major research interests is the history of U.S. railroads and their financing.
    • Taking advantage of the growing electrical network, urban electric railroads and underground railroads emerged.
    • In many countries railways were owned by the federal government, in the United States uniquely there were only private railroads.
    • Her seventh son became an engineer, building bridges for railroads throughout Africa and South America.
    • Some believe that it was originally only a two-decker, perhaps matching the two-decker ‘club cars’ running on US railroads from 1895.
    • James J. Hill built a transcontinental railroad, the Great Northern, without any government aid, while opposing government assistance to his competitors.
    • However, it was only after the establishment of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1871 that the railroads were to become the true backbone of Canada.
    • In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson formally selected the route for a new railroad between the sheltered harbours of Alaska's coastal inlets and the gold and coal fields of the interior.
    • Immigrant Irish and Chinese men worked as day laborers building the transcontinental railroads.
    • The golden age of American railroads overlapped the early age of commercial sound recordings.
    • A century and a half ago, it might as well have been Mars, so inaccessible was it before the railroads.
    • The Erie built it to connect its mainline with other railroads.
    • Certainly the Confederate government displayed no outstanding understanding of how to run a railroad.
    • The promoters of both railroads had employed construction companies they themselves owned, although they had tried to hide the fact.
    • The nation's passenger railroad is supposed to be a for-profit corporation, but Amtrak's never made money.
    • The railroad's arrival in May of 1869 dramatically transformed the consumer marketplace in Utah.
    • In 1845, the United States helped build the first transcontinental railroad that crossed Panama.
    • It is a reminder, too, that the story of the C&O is about more than railroads and railroading.
  • 2

    (track) vía férrea feminine
    (route) línea de ferrocarril feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (push, force)
    (bill/measures) tramitar rápidamente
    to railroad sb into sth
    • they were railroaded into accepting the offer los apremiaron / presionaron para que aceptaran la oferta

    sin la debida discusión

  • 2US

    (convict unfairly)
    condenar injustamente